SCOTUS Overturns Remain in Mexico Decision

New York, NY—Today, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that former President Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), or Remain in Mexico program, can be terminated by the current Biden administration. The New York Immigration Coalition applauds this decision and demands the immediate end of the Remain in Mexico policy without further delay.

Murad Awawdeh, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition:

“Today, the Supreme Court has issued a long-awaited decision to allow the end of the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico policy, opening the door to the thousands of asylum seekers who have been stuck in limbo at the border. The Remain in Mexico policy put hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in harm’s way despite our human rights obligations to provide a sanctuary and due process for them. Although the overturning of this racist and fear-mongering policy is a welcome step forward in restoring the United States’s historic role as a destination for refugees and immigrants, the Biden administration must act without delay and end this policy immediately. Every day that our leaders wait to end this cruel and discriminatory policy, millions of people seeking freedom from violence and poverty will be subjected to continued persecution and inhumane conditions.”