Immigration Activists Accuse Biden’s Administration of 'Playing Politics with Human Lives'
The Biden administration said on Thursday that the Trump government's "Remain in Mexico" policy would be reinstated.
Immigration activists disrupted on Saturday, a virtual conference with top officials in President Joe Biden's administration, according to Politico.
Activists requested more time before the virtual conference and issued a statement accusing the government of "playing politics with human lives" detailing they couldn't "enter into these debates in good conscience".
According to Buzzfeed News, the walkout was in response to the Biden administration's proposal to reinstate a policy by former President Donald Trump, which required refugees to wait in Mexico while their asylum petitions were handled by the courts in the US.
In a court filing on Thursday night, the administration claimed it was prepared to revive the Migrant Protection Protocols, sometimes known as the "Remain in Mexico" program, in mid-November.
In the same context, The Washington Post reported that Biden officials signed contracts to revive "tent courts" at border crossings in the Texas cities of Laredo and Brownsville.
While the "Remain in Mexico" policy reportedly played a role in Saturday's walkout, immigration advocates have grown more upset with the Biden administration's policies, which they claim are influenced by politics, according to Politico.