'Remain in Mexico'

The “Remain in Mexico” (officially called the Migrant Protection Protocols) program at the Mexico-United States border, originally begun in January 2019 under the administration of US President Donald Trump, was restarted by President Joe Biden on December 6, 2021. “Remain in Mexico” sends asylum seekers to face risks of kidnapping, extortion, rape, and other abuses in Mexico and violates their right to seek asylum in the United States. While the Biden administration has revised the program, there is little reason to believe the government agencies implementing it will do so in a rights-respecting manner. Border enforcement agencies on both sides of the border have been implicated in a wide array of abuses endemic to the program and continue to operate with near total impunity.