Advocate for systemic change to immigration in the United States
No more asylum seekers left stranded. No more empty promises about fixing our immigration system. No more Remain in Mexico.
Remain in Mexico (RMX), misnamed the Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP) by the previous administration, never should have been created in the first place, and we’re not backing down until it is history.
Nearly 100,000 people who are legally attempting to seek protection in the United States are subjected to “Remain in Mexico.” Breaking 70+ years of asylum precedence and international law, this policy particularly strands Black, Brown, and Indigenous migrants in dangerous situations for long periods of time while their asylum case is being considered.
There is a lack of access to information, barriers for legal counsel and protections, and no transparency with their cases while migrants wait by the border. Limited access to legal representation is not equal or due process, something our broken immigration system already pretends is acceptable in this area of law.**
The implications of this hearing are far-reaching, as this case is not just about deciding the future of asylum policy but the future of how the executive branch and policy-setting works.
If RMX is upheld in the Biden vs. Texas case, future presidents will be severely restricted from rolling back previous administrations' policies in order to implement their own execution of the law through policies.
Stand up for safety by sharing your opposition to the human rights disaster that is Remain in Mexico on your social media feeds, tomorrow in particular, and join in the virtual rally tomorrow at 7:00a.m. (CDT) via Facebook Livestream (Facebook.com/jfonaustin)
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join the rally organized by Longhorn Alliance for Refugees and Asylees at UT Austin at the state capitol building tomorrow evening from 5:00-8:00p.m. (No RSVP needed)
Join the VIRTUAL KICKOFF RALLY on Tuesday, April 26at 12p.m. (CDT) for the Campaign for Universal Representation, hosted by Vera Institute of Justice and the National Partnership for New Americans.
Federally mandated Universal Representation means every immigrant facing deportation would have a right to high-quality, full-scope legal representation, independent from political or judicial interference. It means the communities most affected would be directly involved in shaping the legislation, protecting Black and brown immigrants from disproportionate harm.
We believe cost shouldn't be a barrier to justice. We believe our system should fully protect the right to representation.