Biden to begin allowing migrants forced to wait in Mexico to enter U.S.

The Biden administration will soon slowly begin allowing asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexican border towns under former President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy to enter the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security announced Friday.

Why it matters: President Biden has promised to end the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols program, as it is formally called, which forced tens of thousands of migrants into dangerous, squalid conditions in Mexico as they awaited court proceedings. DHS estimates that there are about 25,000 migrants in the MPP program who have active immigration court cases.

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