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August 19, 2021 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA Condemns Any Resurgence of the Remain in Mexico Policy

On Friday, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction ordering the Department of Homeland Security to “enforce and implement MPP in good faith." Under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) or the Remain in Mexico program, the U.S. government forcibly returned people to Mexico while they ask for asylum in the U.S.

June 23, 2021 • Press Release

Biden Expands Plan to Bring Back Asylum Seekers Forced to Wait in Dangerous Border Towns Under Trump’s Remain In Mexico Policy

This week, the Biden administration announced that it would take steps to allow additional asylum seekers to come back to the U.S. to safety after they were subjected to the Trump administration’s …

November 23, 2020 • Post

Amnesty International Files Brief in Support of Challenge to Draconian “Remain in Mexico” Policy

Today, Amnesty International USA filed a brief in support of a new lawsuit (Immigrant Defenders Law Center v.Wolf) challenging the “Remain in Mexico” policy, which has sent over 65,000 people …

February 28, 2020 • Press Release

The U.S. Government Should Reverse the Remain in Mexico Policy

Responding to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s ruling upholding the preliminary injunction halting the Trump administration’s so-called “Remain in Mexico” policy — under which the U.S. …

February 23, 2020 • Advocacy and GR

After Tour & Briefing of Secretive Remain in Mexico Court, Amnesty International USA & Other Rights Groups Demand Answers

On Friday, February 21, 2020, Amnesty International USA, the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, the American Immigration Council, Lawyers for Good Government, Human Rights First, and Texas Civil Rights Project jointly …

January 24, 2020 • Press Release

Anniversary of the implementation of so-called ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy marks rampant rights abuses

Wednesday, January 29 marks one year since the Trump administration implemented an unprecedented program disingenuously titled the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as “Remain in Mexico,” under which the …

November 19, 2019 • Advocacy and GR

Amnesty International Statement for Hearing on “Examining the Human Rights and Legal Implications of DHS’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy”

For PDF, please click here. November 18, 2019   Rep. Kathleen Rice Chair   Rep. Clay Higgins Ranking Member   House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and …

June 27, 2019 • Advocacy and GR

Amnesty International Supports Challenge to “Remain in Mexico” Policy, Describing Dangerous Conditions Asylum-Seekers Face in Mexico

Read the brief here: 2019.06.26 Amnesty International Amicus Brief in Innovation Law Lab v. McAleenan Amnesty International, along with other rights groups, filed a brief before the U.S. Court of …

May 7, 2019 • Press Release

Remain in Mexico Plan Must Not Stand

Reacting to news that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has halted the district court’s injunction of the Remain in Mexico plan, Charanya Krishnaswami, advocacy director for the Americas at Amnesty International USA, issued this statement:

April 8, 2019 • Press Release

Federal Court Orders U.S. to Abandon ‘Remain in Mexico’ Plan

A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” plan, temporarily blocking the policy. Also known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, this plan forces asylum-seekers who have reached the US from Mexico to stay in Mexico while their claims are reviewed and decided, which could take months or years.