Biden Releases New Immigration Plan
The White House said Tuesday it has come up with a new asylum-processing program, changing former President Donald Trump’s policy of sending illegal immigrants to Mexico to await the results of their cases.
“Starting February 19, the United States will begin to process eligible individuals in the Migration Protection Protocols (MPP) program to pursue their asylum cases in the U.S., working closely with the Government of Mexico, as well as international and non-governmental organizations,” the White House said in a statement Tuesday.
The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) keeps migrants in Mexico as they wait for their immigration hearings.
“Individuals should not take any action at this time and should remain where they are to await further instructions. We will soon announce a virtual registration process that will be accessible from any location,” the White House said in a statement. “Once registered, eligible individuals will be provided additional information about where and when to present themselves. Individuals should not approach the border until instructed to do so.”
Last week, over 50 House Republicans warned President Joe Biden of a looming immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“This is not a political game—we implore you not let ideology blind your Administration to the need to secure the border, to defend Americans, and to prevent another cartel-empowering humanitarian crisis,” their letter to Biden read.