On January 21st, the Biden Administration suspended all new enrollments in the Migrant Protections Protocols (MPP).
Commonly referred to as “Remain in Mexico,” the MPP program was implemented under the Trump Administration in 2019. MPP requires all asylum-seekers trying to enter the United States, specifically from the country’s southern border, to wait outside of the U.S. throughout the entire duration of their immigration proceedings.
More than 65,000 asylum-seekers were affected by this new policy. Today, thousands remain in Mexico in unknown circumstances. The Biden Administration has yet to address the current conditions and immigration status of those individuals who continue to seek asylum while remaining outside of the southern borders of the United States.
Knudson & Associates anxiously awaits the Biden Administration’s plan for addressing the grave humanitarian concerns of those seeking protection who are still outside the United States.