An official in President Joe Biden’s administration told CBS News on Thursday the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will comply with a court order to revive President Donald Trump’s successful “Remain in Mexico” program.
The claimed policy shift comes after federal judges in Texas and the U.S. Supreme Court directed DHS chief Alejandro Mayorkas to comply with federal law. The law requires that all migrants be detained until their asylum claims are decided by immigration courts, but DHS has not enforced it since 2009.
The DHS decision also comes after Mayorkas and his aides allowed roughly 500,000 wage-cutting economic migrants into the U.S. workplaces and communities — and while Mayorkas works to import at least 100,000 poor and often illiterate Afghans into Americans’ society.
CBS reported September 9:
The Biden administration is restarting a Trump-era border program that requires migrants to wait in Mexico while their asylum requests