Biden admin gives in, will restart Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy in November

It appears as if President Joe Biden’s early moves to eliminate most of former President Donald Trump’s border and immigration policies wasn’t such a great idea, after all.

According to the Daily Caller, it was recently announced that the Biden administration — as it faces unprecedented waves of migrants at the southern U.S. border — is set to reinstate Trump’s highly effective “Remain in Mexico” policy that allows U.S. officials to immediately deport migrants to Mexico while they await their immigration trial.

The bombshell announcement, made on Friday and first reported by CBS News, revealed that the administration will likely formally reinstate the policy as soon as November, which at least partly reflects the administration’s dire sense of urgency to have more tools at its disposal to deal with the mass influx of illegal migrants at the border, though a judge ordered the policy to be reinstated earlier this year.

“That is conditional on Mexico’s independent decision whether or not to accept those that the United States seeks to enroll in MPP,” a Biden administration official reportedly said.

“Reimplementation is not something that the administration has wanted to do. We are doubling down on the affirmation of our decision to terminate MPP. But in the interim, we are under this obligation of the court. And making sure that individuals, when they are returned to Mexico, are treated humanely is of course one of the highest priorities,” the unnamed administration official noted.

The official was referencing reported plans to “revamp” the Trump-era policy so that it “better reflects the Biden administration’s commitment to treat migrants fairly and address concerns raised by the Mexican government,” CBS News noted.

Other changes to the policy will include more funds for the migrants’ access to legal aid.

As CNBC reported, the Biden administration has otherwise been highly critical of the policy, even labeling it “inhumane,” citing the potential dangers migrants face while waiting for long periods of time in Mexico, where it’s less safe than the United States.

It’ll be especially interesting to watch how the policy affects the current migration crisis at the southern U.S. border, as it will surely give federal law enforcement officials at least one other way to deal with the crisis.