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Biden ends ‘remain in Mexico’ policy

The Biden administra­tion this week formally ended former President Donald Trump’s “remain in Mexico” policy, which required Central American asylum seekers to wait south of the U.S.-Mexico border. President Biden paused the program shortly after taking office as he dialed back restrictiv­e immigratio­n policies. Since then, the Biden administra­tion has allowed about 11,000 of the 68,000 people sent to Mexico to enter the U.S. to pursue asylum claims. Apprehensi­ons by the Border Patrol reached 178,622 in April, the highest level in at least 20 years. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the numbers demonstrat­ed that the “remain in Mexico” policy did not “sustainabl­y enhance border management.”

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