Judge annuls ruling and allows the Biden Government to end “Stay in Mexico”

USA.- a federal judge of Texas today rescinded its order to reinstate the “Stay in Mexico” program which allows the Government of President Joe Biden put an end to the measure, which obliges asylum seekers to wait outside USAthe processing of their cases.

Federal Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk in Texas He annulled his ruling on Monday in response to a request from the United States Department of Justice.

The petition was based on the ruling issued last June by the Supreme Courtwhich ruled that the Biden Administration he can put an end to the policy established in 2019 by his predecessor Donald Trump.

The Democratic Administration eliminated in February 2021 the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program, also known as “Stay in Mexico”established by Trump (2017-2021), but in response to a lawsuit spearheaded by Texas the courts forced to reinstate the measure last December.

The ruling of the highest court He returned the legal complaint to the lower courts so that they would take into consideration the last memorandum issued last October by the Secretary of National Security, Alejandro Mayorkas.

Mayorkas argued that there were flaws in the process and a lack of “humanitarian protections that people deserve under the law,” coinciding with the reasons that the immigrant advocates have exposed against the program. “It is flawed at source and imposes unjustifiable human costs,” he argued.

In a statement on Monday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) welcomed the magistrate’s decision and said that “it is committed to ending the implementation of MPP in a rapid and orderly manner.”

More than 60,000 asylum seekers, most of whom were stranded in camps on the Mexican border, took part in the first part of the program.

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About 5,800 immigrants have been processed through the second phase of MPP imposed since last December, according to recent figures. The majority of immigrants are from Nicaragua, Cuba, Colombia and Venezuela.