Formerly Terminated ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy Restarts in San Diego

By City News Service
City News Service
City News Service
January 4, 2022Updated: January 4, 2022

SAN DIEGO—Enforcement of the “Remain in Mexico” program, which keeps asylum seekers in Mexico while they await their immigration court hearings across the border, was expanded Jan. 4 to San Diego.

The policy officially termed “Migrant Protection Protocols” was ended last summer by the new administration, but was reinstated following a federal judge’s order that the program was improperly terminated.

That injunction was upheld by an appeals court, though last week the Biden administration filed a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court to end the program.

Federal officials again began enforcing the policy in Texas last month, and its re-implementation began Monday in San Diego.

Epoch Times Photo
A migrant encampment located in the El Chapperal in Tijuana, Mex., on April 22, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)