The Biden administration has officially put an end to the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” border policy earlier in the week, according to Fox News.
According to the publication, the policy was imprinted in 2019 and required those who were seeking asylum to stay on the Mexican side of the United States-Mexico border while they waited on the results of their immigration court hearing.
The policy was known formally as the Migrant Protection Protocols and was hotly contested by immigration advocates and progressives, who argued that requiring would-be immigrants to wait in Mexico was unfair because of the “substandard conditions.”
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) believes that this reversal will again prompt more immigrants to come to the border seeking a quick way to push their way into the United States:
“President Trump’s ‘remain in Mexico’ policy secured the border,” Jordan tweeted Wednesday. “Yesterday, the Biden Administration formally ended it. Are they intentionally trying to encourage illegal immigration?”
The same sentiment was shared by Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who raked Biden over the coals, calling the move another demonstration of the administration’s tendency to put America’s interests last:
“Tough policies on illegal immigration work. That’s why we negotiated the remain in Mexico policy,” he tweeted. “Once again, the Biden Administration puts America last.”
This move comes as Vice President Kamala Harris’s team is irate about the way the public perceives the “border czar” and her treatment of the crisis at the southern border, despite her not actually having been to the border since taking on the project.