The Department of Homeland Security is preparing to revive the policy of migrant protection protocols under a federal court order, the department said Thursday.
The MPP, more commonly known as the “stay in Mexico” policy, requires that many migrant asylum seekers remain in Mexico pending their immigration hearings. The Biden administration has repeatedly tried to overturn the policy, but in August, a Texas federal judge ordered the program to be restored.
The new version of the MPP will include several key changes, including the fact that court proceedings would “usually” end after six months, increased transparency for migrants registered with the MPP, improved asylum procedures and better access to a lawyer beforehand. and during immigration interview and hearings for those in the program.