SCOTUS Decision on Remain in Mexico ‘Nothing Short of Cruel’

Please see below statement from Refugees International Senior U.S. Advocate Yael Schacher:

“Today’s SCOTUS decision forcing the reinstatement of the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy is nothing short of cruel. The Biden administration’s decision to terminate the unprecedented policy that returned asylum seekers to danger and was a travesty of due process was, as Secretary Mayorkas said in his memo, ‘consistent with the Nation’s highest values.’

The Biden administration must not see this decision as a mandate—but submit a new termination memo so that we do not inflict suffering on those seeking safety and restore fair access to asylum at the border.”

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Refugees International Director of Communications Sarah Sheffer at or +1 202 540 7029.