For Immediate Release: August 25, 2021
SCOTUS Decision Puts the Onus on the Biden Administration to End Remain in Mexico Policy
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a shocking and disappointing decision, the Supreme Court failed to issue an emergency stay on the “Remain in Mexico” order.
Bridgette Gomez, Campaign Director for the We Are Home campaign said:
“Few of us can understand or relate to the desperation of mothers, fathers, children who make the difficult decision to leave everything they know in search of their best—and maybe last hope. The Supreme Court decision to reinstate the Remain in Mexico policy—a cruel, racist, and politically motivated policy— is a shameful and devastating blow for asylum seekers which will further expose them to horrific danger and violence. Now the Biden Administration can and must use its executive power to end this policy and work not just to reject policies that tear families apart, but work proactively to rebuild our asylum system.”
We Are Home is a nationwide campaign to fight for immigrant communities on three fronts: prioritizing and demanding a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in America; a moratorium and overhaul of interior enforcement; and broad affirmative relief from deportation. We Are Home is co-chaired by Community Change/Community Change Action; National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA)/Care in Action; Service Employees International Union (SEIU); United Farm Workers/UFW Foundation; and United We Dream.