Biden administration to restart Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

Biden had ended the program when he took office this year, calling it inhumane because of the violence migrants faced waiting in Mexico for their court hearings. But Texas and Missouri officials sued the administration in April over the suspension of the program, arguing that ending it put a burden on states because migrants use state services such as the issuance of drivers licenses and provision of hospital care. A federal judge in Texas ordered its reinstatement pending the outcome of the lawsuit in August.

The administration fought the order but lost in federal appeals court and the Supreme Court before agreeing to comply with the court’s order. The administration has said it still intends to end the program eventually.

NBC Biden administration to restart Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy