Federal appeals court denies Biden administration request to halt order reviving ‘remain in Mexico’ policy

08/20/2021

Source: CNN

A federal appeals court denied the Biden administration’s request to pause a lower court order requiring the revival of a controversial Trump-era border policy forcing migrants to stay in Mexico until their US immigration court date.

The policy, informally known as “remain in Mexico,” was put in place in 2019 and marked an unprecedented departure from previous protocols. An estimated 68,000 migrants were returned to Mexico under the policy — often to squalid and dangerous conditions.

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