El Paso immigration advocacy groups prepare for ‘Remain in Mexico’ changes | KTSM 9 News

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Beginning next week, the Biden administration will begin processing 25,000 asylum seekers who’ve been waiting their claims out in Mexico under the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocol, or the “Remain in Mexico” policy.

This change will allow those processed to wait out their court dates in the United States; however, it only applies to those currently in the program and not those who’ve had their cases terminated or already have deportation orders.

Local immigration advocacy groups are planning for that change as officials say about 300 migrants are expected to be processed per day. Melissa Lopez, the executive director of the Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, said the community will play a pivotal role in the execution of the changes.

Source: El Paso immigration advocacy groups prepare for ‘Remain in Mexico’ changes | KTSM 9 News