Biden administration says ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy is over

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive at Andrews Air Force Base after spending the day in Kentucky touring areas impacted by floods, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Homeland Security said that it ended a Trump-era policy requiring asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, hours after a judge lifted an order in effect since December that it be reinstated. 

The program will be unwound in a “quick, and orderly manner,” Homeland Security said in a statement. 

Many questions remain, including whether those whose claims have been denied or dismissed will get a second chance or if those whose next court dates are months away will be allowed to return to the U.S. sooner. Homeland Security said it will provide additional information “in the coming days.”