USCRI statement on ending so-called “migrant protection protocols” – United States of America

Today the Supreme Court tenuous in Biden vs. Texas that the government’s rollback of Migrant Protection Protocols (MPPs) – a policy initiated by the Trump administration that forces southern border asylum seekers to remain in Mexico pending a hearing in the US Immigration Court immigration – did not violate current immigration law. In short, the Supreme Court ruled that the Biden administration’s decision to end the MPP, or the “Stay in Mexico” policy, did not violate federal immigration law.

“This is a huge victory for asylum seekers who have lived in despair along the southern border for months and in some cases years,” said USCRI CEO and President Eskinder Negash. “This momentum must continue in Congress where attempts to codify the use of Title 42 will again jeopardize the right to seek asylum.”

Now is the time for comprehensive and sensible immigration reform. We urge Congress to prevent any changes that seek to restrict access to asylum or maintain the use of Title 42 indefinitely.

USCRI, founded in 1911, is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to working on behalf of refugees and immigrants and their transition to a dignified life.

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