Top immigration enforcement officials in President Joe Biden’s administration said late Thursday they’re prepared to restart the Trump era “Remain in Mexico” program in November, provided Mexico agrees to cooperate. The Biden administration has made “substantial progress” towards the re-implementation of the program, formally known as the Migration Protection Protocols (MPP), government lawyers told a U.S. judge in Texas. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been holding talks with Mexico, finalizing operational plans required to re-implement MPP, prepared immigration courts, and issued contacts required to build hearing facilities near the border, they said. “DHS anticipates being in a position to re-implement MPP by mid-November—dependent on decisions made by Mexico,” the filing stated. The program hinges on Mexico’s cooperation because it forces asylum seekers from some countries to wait in Mexico until their claims are heard by U.S. judges. Mexico said in a statement Thursday that it has been in …


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