Texas’ Paxton to Newsmax: ‘Hope’ Reinstating Trump Border Policy Stems Migrant Surge

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told Newsmax Monday that he hopes reinstating former President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy will help stem the tide of surging illegal migrant crossings at the southern border.

“We certainly hope it will. It did under the Trump administration because the Trump administration took it seriously, they implemented it fully, and they enforced it, so border patrol could turn people back if they were claiming asylum to wait for their hearing rather than letting them in,” Paxton said on “American Agenda” Monday. “So, we’re going to see in the next few weeks whether the Biden administration is actually going to follow through on what federal law requires.

Under the Trump era policy, called “Migrant Protection Protocols,” but more widely known as “Remain in Mexico,” asylum seekers would stay in Mexico until their scheduled court hearing in the United States.

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