Explainer-What is the Trump-era ‘remain in Mexico’ program the Supreme Court said Biden can end?

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By Sofia Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that President Joe Biden can end a program put in place by his predecessor former President Donald Trump, which forces non-Mexican asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their U.S. court dates. Here are some answers to questions about how we got to this point and what happens next: WHAT IS THE PROGRAM BIDEN SEEKS TO END AND WHY? Trump, a Republican, launched the program officially known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), and commonly called “remain in Mexico,” in 2019 as part of a broader crackdown on illegal im…

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