Human rights groups have criticized the US return to Trump’s immigration policy

US human rights groups have criticized President Joe Biden’s decision to return to the former administration’s immigration policy. Under Donald Trump’s administration, immigrants arriving at the Mexican-American border must remain in Mexico until their application is processed in US courts.

The U.S. Immigration Council has described the government’s decision as a “black day for the United States and the rule of law.”

Joe Biden described the practice as “inhumane” and suspended it after his election. With the resumption of this approach, thousands of immigrants remain in dangerous conditions on the Mexican-American border.

Republicans welcomed the decision to revive the previous policy, describing it as a way to restore order to the US border areas.

The Mexican government has agreed to agree to the policy, which is called staying in Mexico, in exchange for concessions such as reducing the time it takes to process immigration applications to six months and using a development plan for Central America.

The Biden administration has also continued another important border policy of the Donald Trump era. This policy, called “Title 42,” allows the US government to expel migrants quickly for health reasons.

What is the reason for returning to the “stay in Mexico” policy?

Former United States President Donald Trump has announced a program called Immigrant Protection Protocols to repatriate more than 60,000 asylum seekers to Mexico while their applications are being processed.

Many immigrants waited in Mexico for months and were sometimes targeted by criminal gangs.

According to the charity Human Rights First, immigrants returned from the United States to Mexico were targeted for more than 1,500 abductions, rapes, and harassment.

Shortly after taking office, Joe Biden suspended the program as part of his campaign promise to change Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

In June of this year, Alejandro Majorcas, the Minister of Internal Security of his government, announced the end of this policy.

But in August, Federal Court Judge Matthew CoxMarrick, who was appointed to the presidency under Donald Trump, ruled that the law had been repealed, but the Biden administration said it was objecting to the ruling.

White House spokesman Jen Saki said Thursday that the president insisted on the program’s “unjustifiable human costs” but added that “we abide by the law.”

However, to address Mexico’s concerns, amendments have been made to the program, including limiting the processing time for asylum to six months.

The plan is expected to be implemented again next week at the Texas-California border.

Immigration has once again proved to be the main charter behind which Washington looks at its relations with Mexico.

The large number of people crossing the southern border into the United States – and their contribution to the decline of Joe Biden in opinion polls – seems to have made him happy that he had re-enacted the law while taking responsibility for the court ruling. has done.

The question, however, is what Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador expects in return for agreeing to the US government’s policy of accepting thousands of asylum seekers in Mexican border cities while waiting for their applications to be processed in US courts.

Apparently, he added a humanitarian cover to the policy, according to which an 180-day timetable has been set for completing the immigration application process and accepting or rejecting it, as well as Mexico providing a financial assistance for the implementation of the development program entitled ” Planting Opportunities “receives.

But in fact, accepting this path is an acceptable political risk for him. Due to the fact that asylum seekers wander across the border in difficult and dangerous situations during the processing of their application, and at the same time it is not clear that their application will be accepted in the end, many of them give up trying to reach the United States and In this way, the pressure on Mexico and the crisis on the US border will be reduced.

At the same time, he has gained new leverage against Joe Biden.

Immigration has once again proved to be the main charter behind which Washington looks at its relations with Mexico.

The large number of people crossing the southern border into the United States – and their contribution to the decline of Joe Biden in opinion polls – seems to have made him happy that he had re-enacted the law while taking responsibility for the court ruling. has done.

The question, however, is what Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador expects in return for agreeing to the US government’s policy of accepting thousands of asylum seekers in Mexican border cities while waiting for their applications to be processed in US courts.

Apparently, he added a humanitarian cover to the policy, according to which an 180-day timetable has been set for completing the immigration application process and accepting or rejecting it, as well as Mexico providing a financial assistance for the implementation of the development program entitled ” Planting Opportunities “receives.

But in fact, accepting this path is an acceptable political risk for him. Due to the fact that asylum seekers wander across the border in difficult and dangerous situations during the processing of their application, and at the same time it is not clear that their application will be accepted in the end, many of them give up trying to reach the United States and In this way, the pressure on Mexico and the crisis on the US border will be reduced.

At the same time, he has gained new leverage against Joe Biden.