Immigration activists walked out on a meeting with top officials in Joe Biden’s administration on Saturday, Politico reported. Before the start of the virtual meeting, activists asked for some time and read a statement in which they accused Biden of “playing politics with human lives” and said they couldn’t “come into these conversations in good conscience.”


Buzzfeed News reported that the walk-out was a result of Biden’s plan to restart a policy from President Donald Trump that forced illegals to wait in Mexico while their US asylum cases were processed in the courts.


The administration said it was prepared to reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols, better known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy in mid-November, in a court filing on Thursday night.


The Washington Post reported that Biden officials said they signed contracts to reopen “tent courts” at border crossings in the cities of Laredo, and Brownsville, Texas.


This decision came after a judge ordered the Biden administration to reinstate the policy in August, arguing that the administration improperly ended it.


The Supreme Court upheld the decision, forcing the administration to reinstate the policy.


The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement it’s “taking necessary steps to comply with the court order, which requires us to reimplement MPP in good faith.”


Before walking out on Saturday, activists said: “There is no improved version of MPP. It is not possible to make the inhumane, humane, the unfair, fair, or to breathe life into a deadly program.”



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