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Saturday, 13 August 2022 11:58 GMT

US Supreme Court Ends Trump's“Remain In Mexico” Plan For Asylum Seekers


(MENAFN- Newsroom Panama)

The Supreme Court of the United States has annulled by five votes in favor and four against the regulation that forced asylum seekers arriving at the southern border of the country from Central America to wait in Mexico in an extremely dangerous environment, while the immigration authorities processed their requests.

The Biden Administration has tried on numerous occasions to put an end to the so-called Migratory Protection Protocols (vulgarly known as the 'Remain in Mexico' program), one of the star initiatives of then-President Donald Trump's mandate, only to end up facing appeals from states like Texas or Missouri.

During the time that the protocols have been in force (the last time from December of last year until now) at least 71,076 asylum seekers were returned to Mexico while their requests were being processed. The aftermath became one of the most recognizable images of the migration crisis on the southern border: the appearance of large encampments near border crossings.

Human rights groups have reported that hundreds of applicants waiting there to enter the country have been kidnapped, raped, tortured or beaten.

The decision has been reached thanks to the votes of conservative justices John Roberts and Brett Kavanaugh, who have added their votes to the liberal bench of justices Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, and Stephen Breyer.

 

 

 

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