Biden Plans to Reinstate Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

The Biden administration said it plans to reinstate a Trump-era border policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, complying with a judge's order.

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FILE — In this Feb. 19, 2021 file photo a woman seeking asylum in the United States waits with others for news of policy changes, in Tijuana, Mexico. The Biden administration outlined a plan to reinstate a border policy that made asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court. Details were disclosed in a court filing after a federal judge in Texas ordered that the policy by resumed "in good faith," having started under President Donald Trump and sending about 70,000 people back to Mexico until Biden abruptly ended because he felt it was inhumane. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration said it plans to reinstate a Trump-era border policy next month to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, complying with a judge’s order. It hinges on approval of the Mexican government, which has raised concerns that U.S. officials are working to address, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Thursday. Mexico wants cases to generally conclude within six months and ensure…

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