TFT - Remain in Mexico Policy Upheld
At the end of 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new asylum policy aimed at confronting the growing illegal immigration crisis in the United States. The change—frequently referred to as the “Remain in Mexico” policy— invokes Section 235(b)(2)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act and the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). Under the MPP, individuals arriving in or entering the United States from foreign contiguous territories (i.e. Mexico)—illegally or without proper documentation—may be returned to said country for the duration of their immigration proceedings.