Source: Samuel Chamberlain
Border enforcement officers reportedly are turning away more migrants attempting to enter the US after the Biden administration reinstated the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy for asylum-seekers.
Fox News, citing a Border Patrol source in Texas, reported that officers are now sending all families who approach the border back to Mexico unless a family group includes a child under the age of one or a pregnant woman.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) brought back the policy, which required asylum claimants to wait in Mexico until their case could be heard in a US immigration court, after the Supreme Court left in place a federal judge’s order that the program be reinstated last month.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Aug. 25 that the administration was “compelled to — by law — to now proceed with means by which we abide by the ruling.”