Former President Donald Trump is blasting President Joe Biden’s ending the “Remain in Mexico” program that helped massively cut asylum fraud, stating that he is facilitating the “greatest border disaster in history.”
Immediately after taking office, Biden suspended the Remain in Mexico program, nearly two years after it was implemented by the Trump administration to reduce asylum fraud. Days later, Biden instructed top Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials to strategize a plan that would release at least 25,600 migrants enrolled in the program into the U.S. interior.
This week, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced the official end of Remain in Mexico. As of May 25, the Biden administration has released about 11,200 migrants enrolled in the program into the U.S. interior and provided work permits so they can take American jobs.
In a statement on Wednesday, Trump slammed Biden for the move:
Remain in Mexico, also known as MPP (Migrant Protection Protocols), was not