Is Biden Considering Reinstating This Trump-era Border Policy?

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Could President Biden finally be admitting Trump’s approach to the border actually worked? It’s unlikely. Recently, a reporter asked Biden what can be done to curb the flow of immigrants to the border after Biden said “don’t come now” and the president seemed to insinuate he’s considering re-implementing Trump’s “remain-in-Mexico” policy.

According to The Daily Caller:

“Why do you think the message to the migrants, telling them to stay home, don’t come now, why do you think that hasn’t resonated yet? What more can be done sir?” the reporter asked.

“A lot more. We’re in the process of doing it now, including making sure that we re-establish what existed before, which was they can stay in place and make their case from their home countries,” Biden responded.

Biden was seemingly referring to Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which required migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. to remain in Mexico while their asylum claims were processed. Trump struck the immigration deal, which included the policy, in June 2019. However, the Biden administration ended the policy after taking office in January.

Biden has come under fire for his decision to quickly repeal Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols such as the “remain-in-Mexico” policy. Republicans have repeatedly called on Biden to re-implement the common-sense solutions to manage the current crisis at the border but Biden officials have instead attempted to blame Trump for the crisis saying they inherited a “broken system.”


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