WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s executive order, which seeks to overturn the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) or “Remain in Mexico” policy.
“The ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy has been a critical tool in securing our southwest border. MPP ended the incentive of making fraudulent asylum claims and prevented migrants from disappearing into the United States. Reversing that policy allows our laws to be exploited and encourages more illegal immigration. The Biden administration’s amnesty and open borders agenda has already resulted in one massive caravan marching on our border. If President Biden continues to encourage illegal immigration while at the same time restricting law enforcement, our southern border will be overwhelmed.”