President Joe Biden’s administration has not returned a single illegal immigrant to Mexico under the Migration Policy Protocol after the Supreme Court ordered the program to restart last month.
US government officials are in talks with officials in Mexico to restart the program, but Mexico has so far resisted a formal resumption, court documents filed this week said.
Brian Ward, an attorney with the US Department of Justice, wrote, “Discussions with Mexico are ongoing and proceeding in good faith, but, as yet, Mexico has yet to accept returns under the MPP’s court-ordered restart.” Haven’t agreed.” in a filing.
The forms were submitted to US District Judge Matthew Joseph Kaxameric, a Trump candidate who initially ordered the Biden administration to revamp the program, commonly referred to as “Stay in Mexico,” or MPP. Is known.
The Trump-era program centers around a number of immigrants seeking asylum in Mexico waiting for their claims to be heard. More than 55,000 people have been returned under the program till October 28, 2019. Mexico’s government agreed to provide protection and care to the migrants during the previous administration, although later reports indicated that some were living in poor conditions.
The Supreme Court upheld Kaxmaric’s decision on 24 August, finding that the administration’s end of the program was “arbitrary and whimsical”, which violates federal law.
The ruling ordered the Biden administration to “enforce and enforce the MPP in good faith as long as it is legally revoked in compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act and as long as the US government has access to all illegal immigrants.” does not have sufficient capacity to detain him, which should be. Deported under 8 US Code 1255 “without releasing any aliens due to lack of detention resources.”
The Department of Homeland Security said the same day that it had begun engaging with Mexico’s government on restarting the program, but the new filing indicated little progress had been made.
“For the MPP to be reintroduced, the two governments would have to compromise on several fundamental matters, including: the makeup of the individuals who are liable to the MPP, the circumstances and places in which they return to Mexico and participate in the United States. Let’s re-enter for. Court hearings may take place, how many individuals can be enrolled in the given locations, and what kind of support these individuals will receive in Mexico. All these topics, and other, active conversations are subject to,” said Ward, counsel for the US government.
“Importantly, the MPP cannot operate without Mexico’s agreement to accept individuals returned from the United States under the program,” he said.
Additionally, the U.S. The government is working on organizing other parts of the programme, such as finding funding and obtaining contracts to rebuild the facilities used for hearings for illegal immigrants who were part of the programme.
The US government says previously used facilities were remodeled and will have to be rebuilt with COVID-19 measures in mind. The initial cost for construction is estimated at $14.1 million and the facilities require $10.5 million per month to operate.
The contacts will not be executed until an agreement is reached with Mexico.
Mexico’s government has said little about the MPP other than saying that it is not bound by US court decisions, but will discuss the matter with US officials.
The US government was updated to comply with Kaxmaric’s order, which stated that as the US government worked to reintroduce the MPP, it would have to make progress and illegal operations every month starting September 15. A report on the status regarding immigration will need to be filed. in country.
US border agents made more than 200,000 arrests at the southern border in August, one of the most months on record, as the Biden administration grapples with a massive influx that shows no signs of easing.
Bordering states have tried to fight back in court. The order to reintroduce MPP comes from a lawsuit filed by the states of Missouri and Texas.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times