Created By: Ignatian Solidarity Network, Kino Border Initiative, and Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology
Protections for people fleeing violence and persecution have long been written into domestic law and included in treaties signed by the U.S. government. Learn how the “Remain in Mexico” policy is violating these protections and leaving people at risk.
Starting in January 2019, the U.S. government implemented
Remain in Mexico, which is officially called the Migrant Protection Protocols. Under that policy, instead of living in the US with relatives, friends, and churches eager to support them as they go through the asylum process, asylum seekers who have fled violence from Central America are forcibly returned to northern Mexico.