FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 25, 2021
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CHICAGO –– Last night, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to require the Biden administration to reinstate the Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy, formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). The following is a joint statement from Alianza Americas and Presente.org:
“The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision requiring the Biden administration to reinstate the racist and xenophobic Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy will further endanger the lives of vulnerable asylum seekers, including women and children. It’s shameful that a majority of the Supreme Court upheld a policy rooted in hate and white supremacy that forced thousands of asylum seekers to live in camps where many were exposed to violence. The Biden administration must use its executive power to terminate MPP to truly protect asylum seekers and rebuild our asylum system so it protects the human rights of those seeking safety and a better life,” said Oscar Chacon, executive director of Alianza Americas.
“The trajectory of the current Supreme Court’s majority has been to protect elites, white supremacy, misogyny, and corporate domination at the expense of the rest of us, and this needs to change. The Supreme Court’s ruling disregards our nation’s duty to welcome and protect asylum seekers who make the difficult choice to embark on perilous journeys in search of safety and protection. The Biden administration must use every legal avenue to end this inhumane policy as thousands of lives are once again at risk,” said Matt Nelson, executive director of Presente.org.
Alianza Americas is a network of migrant-led organizations working in the United States and transnationally to create an inclusive, equitable and sustainable way of life for communities across North, Central and South America.
Presente.org is the nation’s largest online Latinx organizing group — and the nation’s premier Latinx digital organizing hub — advancing social justice with technology, media, and culture. Presente.org’s mission is to advance Latinx power and create winning campaigns that amplify Latinx voices; expand the political imagination and traditional boundaries; and foster inspiration for freedom, equity, and justice.