[Free Beacon] The reimplementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols may do little to curb the surge of migrants at the southern border if the president is unwilling to reach a diplomatic agreement with the Mexican government, giving the White House cover to placate left-wing activists while avoiding being held in contempt of court.
Informally known as "Remain in Mexico," the MPP program forces most migrants who apply for asylum to wait in Mexico before their U.S. immigration court hearing. Although a federal court ruled in August that President Joe Biden must keep MPP as an available enforcement tool, the administration has placed the onus for renegotiating the program on Mexico. Nor is it likely a court will force the two countries to reach an agreement.
"It’s going to be hard to put the genie back in the bottle," Sen. Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) told the Washington Free Beacon when asked about the feasibility of starting the program again. "What President Biden destroyed is profound and significant."
Proponents credit the Remain in Mexico policy with plummeting apprehensions of illegal immigrants in 2019 and 2020 by disincentivizing attempts to enter the country. They argue Biden's suspension of the policy in January signaled to the world that the southern border was open. Since the policy's repeal, apprehensions of illegal immigrants have surged to an all-time high.
The White House has said it will appeal the court's decision but will comply for now "in good faith." Immigration experts, however, are worried that MPP is effectively dead and that Biden has wiggle room to placate the demands of the court and left-wing activists who call the policy inhumane and a violation of the nation's obligation to care for asylum seekers.
"In the short term, the Biden administration can say, ’There's nothing we can do, the Mexican government won't cooperate,'" said Jessica Vaughn, the director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies. "But ultimately the U.S. is the subject of Mexico's demands, which is not a place you want to be in when conducting diplomacy, especially if the Biden administration behind the scenes actually wants a deal because of political pressure."
In a court filing earlier this year, attorneys for the White House said the Mexican Foreign Affairs Ministry will not "accept MPP enrollees" without "certain improvements to the program," such as not allowing sick migrants back into the country. An Oct. 14 statement from the Department of Homeland Security said that Mexico "must make an independent decision to accept the return of individuals without status in Mexico as part of any reimplementation of MPP."
Hundreds - probably thousands - of illegals have died try to cross the border (and more from their exploitation after they got here.) Most would have lived if the swarms had been subjected to just a little determined .50 cal discouragement very early on. But no, that would be inhumane...
[American Thinker] The United Nations, awash in greenie ideology, has decided that now would be a good time to horn in on the state of Texas's internal energy production. For its own good, of course:
NEW YORK — The leader of the United Nations ...where theory meets practice and practice loses... says Texas must end its reliance on oil and gas production to remain prosperous in the era of climate change.
At a UN summit next month, world leaders will be asked to rapidly cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. A vast increase in the production of renewable energy will be required to reach those targets.
UN Secretary General António Guterres ...Portuguese politician and diplomat, ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Previously, he was the UN High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005 and 2015. He was the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002 and was the Secretary-General of the Socialist Party from 1992 to 2002. He served as President of the Socialist International from 1999 to 2005. In both a 2012 and 2014 poll, the Portuguese public ranked him as the best Prime Minister of the previous 30 years... says Texas is well-positioned to lead the way in the production of renewables.
"If Texas wants to remain prosperous in 2050 or 2070, Texas will have to diversify its economy and Texas will have to be less dependent on oil and gas," Guterres said. "It has all the conditions to be — because of the weather in Texas — a leading state in renewable energy in the US," he added.
That prompted just the right response from Texas's no-nonsense governor, Greg Abbott:
Texas to United Nations: Pound Sand
The world is reeling from spiraling fuel costs caused by premature over-reliance on renewable energy.
High fuel costs punish middle class families & stoke the supply chain crisis.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.