This requires an agreement with Mexico.
The United States and Mexico have not reached an agreement on the renewal of the program adopted during the presidency of Donald Trump, according to which migrants seeking asylum in the United States should wait for the start of the process in the immigration court on Mexican territory.
Earlier, the Axios website, citing a source in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, reported that this program could be resumed as early as next week.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a statement in which it indicated that it was working to resume the program as soon as possible, but could not do so without an “independent agreement with the Government of Mexico.”
Two representatives of Mexico, who asked not to be identified, told Reuters that negotiations were continuing because the conditions under which the United States would resume accepting migrants had not been determined.
Mexico insists that the United States provide more assistance to combat COVID-19 in migrants, more legal assistance to asylum seekers, and faster judicial procedures.
The Joe Biden administration, which promised to abandon some of the anti-immigrant decisions of former U.S. President Donald Trump, refused to use the Migrant Protection Protocols program. However, by a court decision, the program was resumed.