MPP, the “Remain in Mexico” Program, Will Restart
August 25, 2021
Unfortunately, the U.S. government is being forced to restart the MPP program, also known as “Remain in Mexico.” Under MPP, certain asylum seekers at the Mexico-U.S. border were returned to Mexico while fighting their cases in U.S. immigration courts.
Why is MPP restarting?
This week, a federal court ordered the Biden Administration to restart MPP, at least temporarily. The Trump Administration created the MPP program in 2018, and the Biden Administration had ended it on June 1, 2021.
What will happen next?
We do not yet know when exactly the U.S. government will restart MPP or what the process will look like. The Biden Administration has said that it will fight this decision in the courts, but in the meantime it will follow the court’s order and work to restart MPP. Many other organizations and individuals are also fighting back against MPP. We will update you when we have more details.
How can I learn more?
Note: This information is for asylum seekers and does not substitute for legal advice from a lawyer.