Due to ongoing litigation proposing the ending of a controversial program implemented by the former POTUS, a Texas federal judge stayed the current administration’s intention to terminate the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), otherwise known as the “Remain in Mexico” program.
Under the present terms, some of the migrants coming from countries other than Mexico continue to be detained in that country rather than allowing them to enter the United States while their immigration status is determined.
Program called inhumane
Advocates for immigrants’ rights allege that those seeking asylum from countries other than Mexico are then exposed to inhumanely squalid conditions while being detained in Mexico. An American Immigration Council senior litigation lawyer noted that the USA doesn’t “have an agreement with Mexico for Mexico to accept people being returned under MPP.”
What starts in Texas doesn’t stay in Texas
Unfortunately, the litigation filed in Texas affects the status of many immigrants and asylum-seekers across the country. Immigration issues are complex, and the laws remain in near-constant flux.
As a new arrival to the United States, you might not have the English language skills to keep up with all the important immigration issues that could affect your right to live and work freely in this country.
Knowledge is power
Staying in the legal loop is easier with the support of community leaders and legal advocates. If you are unsure if or how any of the proposed changes in the news affect your immigration status, learning more about your options can provide peace of mind.
Choosing the right course of action can protect you and your family as you navigate your way as a new resident of the United States.