FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2022
Email: [email protected],
Madison Allman, 202-384-1279
Juan Gastelum, 213-375-3149
NILC Statement on the Supreme Court Decision in Remain in Mexico Case (Biden v. Texas)
WASHINGTON — Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Biden v. Texas:
“For nearly three years, the Remain in Mexico policy has subjected tens of thousands of people to grave danger while violating their fundamental right to seek asylum in the United States. Today’s victory at the Supreme Court is a testament to the strength of the immigrant rights movement and the people across the country who fought back against this and other cruel deterrence policies, which just this week contributed to the tragic deaths of more than 50 migrants in San Antonio, Texas.
“This is a significant victory, but it does not obscure how much damage this ideologically driven and politically motivated Court has done to a range of rights during this term. Our work is far from over.
“The U.S. for generations has been a refuge for those fleeing danger and persecution. We must welcome people with dignity and humanity, and we urge the Biden administration to move swiftly to permanently end every facet of the human rights disaster that is Remain in Mexico.”