Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will end the current “Remain in Mexico” program in order for asylum seekers to be able to enter the United States. Under the Trump administration, asylum seekers were mandated to wait in Mexico while awaiting their case decisions and were not permitted to remain in the United States. The termination of this program means that asylum seekers do not need to cross the border while if their cases were pending. The U.S. Supreme Court finally ruled that the Biden administration can finally end this program which was a very strict border measure.
Asylum seekers who have pending cases are usually permitted to live in the United States, however, this program terminated this opportunity for Mexican immigrants. They were obligated to return to Mexican border cities, or they resided in tent camps. With the conclusion of this program, asylum seekers waiting in Mexico can cross the border on the day of their hearings and remain in this country while waiting for an outcome.