Sign the petition to President Biden: Terminate Remain in Mexico

Immigrant communities and allies are rejoicing the Supreme Court’s decision which ruled that President Biden acted within his lawful authority in attempting to end the Trump-era Remain in Mexico policy (also known as Migrant Protection Protocols or MPP).

Immigrant activists are again calling for the Biden administration to end this cruel Trump-era policy, which forced thousands of asylum-seekers to await their court dates in crime-ridden Mexican border cities. The policy has led to forced family separation and migrants becoming targets for kidnappers and drug cartels.

California Senator Alex Padilla has said of the program, “For more than three years, this horrifying policy has denied asylum seekers their right to due process and subjected them to crimes like rape, kidnapping, and torture in northern Mexican border cities while they await their court hearings.“ Padilla adds, “We must keep working to restore the lawful processing of asylum seekers at the border, in keeping with America’s most deeply held values as a nation of immigrants.”

As many legal experts have noted, the Supreme Court’s ruling does not bring an immediate end to Remain in Mexico. Instead, the justices said it must go back to a lower court. It is still unclear if the Biden administration will attempt to end the program immediately or wait for the lower court to rule. Still, immigration attorneys say the Biden administration can immediately stop enforcing the program.

We are joining activists and legal experts in calling on Biden to end this program immediately and get to work addressing the human rights abuses implemented by former President Trump.

Sign the petition to President Biden: Terminate Remain in Mexico.

Participating Organizations
Broward for Progress
Coalition on Human Needs
Daily Kos
Immigration Equality
National Immigrant Justice Center
OD Action
United We Dream