denied a request by the administration to stay a lower court order requiring it to restart the policy, also known as “Remain in Mexico.” That essentially forced the administration to resume the policy; DHS has appealed the ruling in the lower courts. Immigration advocates worry time is running out to pass a pathway to citizenship
The agency said it is rebuilding temporary immigration hearing facilities at the southwest border and is “working to establish robust COVID-19 protocols” as it prepares to reimplement the policy.
Last month, DHS announced it would in the coming weeks issue a memorandum ending the “Remain in Mexico” policy that would take effect after the current injunction is lifted.
“The Department remains committed to building a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system that upholds our laws and values,” DHS said in the statement.
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