The federal courts have upheld piece’s of the Trump immigration policy….
The Biden campaign seemed to push for changes….
THAT is not gonna be so easy…..
The Biden administration is debating restarting what it describes as a more humane version of a controversial Trump-era program for asylum seekers.
The new proposal — what some have dubbed “Remain in Mexico lite” — would require a small number of asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their cases to be processed but give them better living conditions and access to attorneys, according to three people familiar with the discussions.
The administration is starting talks with Mexico in a bid to strike a balance between abiding by a federal court order and making good on the president’s campaign promises. A federal judge ruled last month that President Joe Biden’s attempt to end the program — a pledge he made on the campaign trail — violated the law.
“One of his campaign promises was to end MPP. He did that. He should stand by that,” said Marielena Hincapié, executive director of National Immigration Law Center. “The answer is not to simply find a gentler, kinder MPP 2.0. That completely flies in the face of his promise.”
Ever since the Supreme Court rejected the administration’s request to keep the program inactive while efforts to end it continued in a lower court, immigration attorneys and activists have been lobbying the Department of Homeland Security to issue a new memo to try to end the program, according to the people.
In a statement last week, DHS indicated it would appeal the ruling in the courts but did not mention trying to end the program a second time using different reasoning.
“DHS has appealed the district court’s order and will continue to vigorously challenge it,” it said. “As the appeals process continues, however, DHS will comply with the order in good faith.”