PULSE NEWS MEXICO
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Tuesday, Aug. 9, that it will soon end the controversial remain-in-Mexico policy that requires asylum-seekers to go back across the border to await a decision on their applications.
The policy, officially known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, was enacted by former U.S President Donald Trump.
But in late June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a district judge injunction blocking the Joe Biden administration from ending the program.
DHS officials said Tuesday that asylum-seekers waiting in Mexico for appointments in the U.S. immigration court would now be allowed to cross the border on the day of their hearings and stay in the United States while awaiting an outcome.