The “Remain in Mexico” policy was piloted in the San Diego-Tijuana area in January 2019, and has since expanded to other border cities. Under this policy, some asylum seekers are being returned to Mexico for the duration of their asylum claims. The Remain in Mexico program has expanded rapidly since January, and over 10,000 migrants have currently been returned to Mexico. Its scope and numbers are likely to grow further.
This program has added, and will only continue to add, to the suffering of migrants and asylum-seekers at the border, severely limit access to legal services, place vulnerable populations in dangerous situations, and cause families to be separated. Additionally, it does nothing to address the root causes of migration.
The Remain in Mexico program is shortsighted and cruel. Please join us at the KBI in opposing it, and ask your elected representations to support the Asylum Seeker Protection Act, HR 2262, which would defund the U.S. government’s Remain in Mexico Policy. Take action by calling your Senators and Representatives using the first script on our act page: http://www.kinoborderinitiative.org/act/
Thank you for your support and advocacy!