The Biden administration is reportedly mulling creating a more lenient version of the Trump-era Remain in Mexico policy for asylum seekers that the Supreme Court upheld last month.
The plan would allow a smaller number of immigrants seeking asylum to wait in Mexico as their cases are being processed in the courts — and provide them with better living conditions and access to lawyers, Politico reported on Monday.
The White House is discussing the change in policy, which some are calling “Remain in Mexico lite,” with Mexico to ensure that it conforms with the Supreme Court’s ruling and still holds true to President Biden’s campaign pledge to end the “inhumane” program, which he tried to do after taking office on Jan. 20.
The Supreme Court upheld a federal judge’s order requiring the policy — known formally as the Migrant Protection Protocols program — to be reinstated.
Ditching the Remain in Mexico program was one of several Trump