Former President Donald Trump criticized the Biden administration’s decision to permanently terminate his administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols, otherwise known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy.
Trump called his administration’s policy “a historic foreign policy triumph,” and added that it was one of the “most successful border security programs.”
“Along with our Central America Safe Third agreements, asylum reforms, and expedited removal procedures we drove border numbers to record lows and we ENDED the horrendous practice known as Catch-and-Release,” Trump said.
President Biden directed all federal immigration agencies to review the protocol on February 2. A few months later on June 2, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officially terminated the policy.
In the memo from DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, he said the federal agency would not enforce the mandate because it does not “adequately or sustainably enhance border management.”
“Biden is the first American President who doesn’t want America to be a nation at all,” Trump said.