Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Ruling to Reinstate “Remain in Mexico” Policy
Washington, D.C. – This week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to put a hold on a lower court ruling that the Biden Administration reinstate the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy, Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), which requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases are reviewed by U.S. immigration judges. U.S. Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, issued the following statement:
“I am very disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court declined to put a hold on a lower court ruling that the Biden Administration’s decision to end the Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP) program appeared “arbitrary and capricious,” and requiring the Administration to reinstate the program.
“MPP was an inhumane policy that forced asylum seekers, including women and children, to wait in dangerous border cities, placing them in greater risk of exploitation by cartels and criminal organizations. The decision to rescind MPP is ultimately a policy decision that is squarely within the authority of the Biden Administration to make. I call on the Administration to continue its efforts to rescind the program, including any additional justification of the decision required to satisfy the courts.
“As Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, I stand ready to work with the Administration to ensure the program is terminated once and for all.”