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US will resume policy for asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico

Asylum Waiting in Mexico
Posted at 10:53 AM, Dec 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-02 10:53:33-05

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. officials say the Biden administration has struck an agreement with Mexico to next week reinstate a Trump-era border policy that forces asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court.

Revival of the "Remain in Mexico" policy comes under a court order even as the administration maneuvers to end it in a way that survives legal scrutiny.

President Joe Biden scrapped the policy, but a lawsuit by Texas and Missouri has forced him to put it back into effect.

It will go into effect in San Diego and three Texas border cities.