“The Biden administration made the right decision to terminate the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy of the Trump administration, so I am pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision today. This Trump administration policy had forced asylum seekers fleeing persecution and violence in their home countries to remain in dangerous conditions indefinitely on the Mexican side of the border. While awaiting their court hearings, many asylum seekers were subject to sexual assault, kidnaping, and torture. The United States must meet its international commitments to protect those seeking refuge and not place them in harm’s way again.
“The recent deaths of more than 50 migrants found in a truck outside San Antonio should spur Congress to enact bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform that will fix our broken immigration system. Such reforms must include a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers (DACA recipients), those with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and those long-standing residents and their family members who work hard, contribute to our economy, and now call American their home.”