Please see below statement from Refugees International’s Deputy Director for the Americas and Europe Yael Schacher:
Today the U.S. Supreme Court resoundingly ruled that the Biden administration can end MPP, a program that forces asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their asylum hearings in U.S. immigration court. Since its inception during the Trump administration and throughout its renewed implementation during the Biden administration, Refugees International has witnessed how unfair and harmful the program is for so many seeking refuge and has supported the legal fight against the program in the federal courts. The Biden administration should now take steps to give those subject to MPP a chance to pursue their claims in the United States and to end the use of the program quickly and definitively. Ending MPP is a crucial step towards restoring access to asylum at the border and to building a humane system that provides protection to those who need it.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Refugees International’s Communications & Design Manager Aviva Shwayder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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