US Supreme Court allows the repeal of the Stay in Mexico Law | News


The Supreme Court of the United States released its ruling on Thursday in favor of Joe Biden’s request to repeal the “Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP), better known as” Stay in Mexico “, and resume its immigration policy.


They hold a vigil in honor of dead migrants in Texas, USA.

The Supreme Court accepted the request with five votes in favor and one against, after the continuous obstacles that the states of Missouri and Texas imposed to maintain the law.

“Stay in Mexico” was a policy imposed by former President Donald Trump in 2019 that affected more than 60,000 migrants by preventing them from entering the United States and, consequently, caused many to live in camps on the Mexican side of the border.

The new provision of the Supreme Court was drafted by its president John Roberts, with the collaboration of conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh and progressives Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer.

The migration expert of the American Immigration Council, Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, expressed that although it is not known “when it will happen, but the ruling means that the Biden Administration can end the program in a short time.”

In this regard, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), chaired by Alejandro Mayorkas, officially announced that it will continue “its efforts to end the program as soon as legally possible,” although the process was not detailed.

Meanwhile, the director of the migration program of the organization Mamás al Poder, Claudia Tristán, denounced the risks of rape, kidnapping and other expressions of violence, as well as the overcrowding and unsanitary conditions to which the migrants who remain in the camps.

“This is very good news, but it is important to note that it is only a legal victory. The “Stay in Mexico” policy is still in force,” Tristán noted.

In this regard, Reichlin-Melnick stressed that “as long as Title 42 remains in force, thousands of migrants will continue to be deported without access to the asylum process. So many people will not benefit from the Supreme Court’s ruling.”

The Supreme Court ruling was granted three days after the death of 53 undocumented migrants due to suffocation inside a truck in San Antonio, Texas, drew international attention.

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