The Biden administration finally suspended the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" policy. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk lifted an injunction that required the Department of Homeland Security to resume the policy, formally called Migrant Protection Protocols, Axios reports. Justice Department lawyers requested the Trump-appointed Kacsmaryk take the action in light of the Supreme Court decision this summer to dismiss legal points raised by Republican officials in Missouri and Texas. "DHS is committed to ending the court-ordered implementation of MPP in a quick, and orderly, manner," the Department of Homeland Security said.
DHS said, "Individuals are no longer being newly enrolled into MPP, and individuals currently in MPP in Mexico will be disenrolled when they return for their next scheduled court date." The Trump administration started MPP in 2019 when when monthly border crossings exceeded 100,000. About 70,000 asylum seekers were returned to Mexico to wait out court hearings between the start of MPP and the program's initial suspension after President Biden took office.