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Biden Administration to reinstate ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

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President Biden reversed the Trump-era policy on his first day in office

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Biden Administration says it plans to reinstate a Trump-era border policy next month.

The so-called "Remain in Mexico" policy forces asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico until their U.S. immigration court date.

According to a court filing late Thursday, Mexico wants cases to generally conclude within six months and ensure that asylum-seekers have timely and accurate information about hearing dates and times.

Mexico also wants better access to legal counsel and coordination on when and where asylum-seekers are returned.

Former President Donald Trump introduced the policy back in 2019.

But President Biden Suspended it on his first day in office.

A federal judge later ordered the Biden Administration to reinstate the policy "in good faith."

The Justice Department says the policy should be in effect around mid-November.

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April was born and raised in San Diego where she loved the beach town and her two dogs, Lexi and Malibu. She decided to trade the beach for the snow and advanced her education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

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