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Congresswoman Kat Cammack (R-FL-03) joined Congressman Gimenez (R-FL-26) as an original co-sponsor of the Migrant Protection Protocols Act, which seeks to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to codify President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy.

The Migrant Protection Protocols Act of 2019, otherwise known as the “Remain in Mexico”policy, ensured that migrants were returned to Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceedings and were given a notice to appear in an immigration court rather than being let loose in the United States. This policy was highly effective in securing our southern border as it enabled the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish a safe and orderly immigration process. Under MPP, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) were able to regulate the inflow of migrants, process those who followed the law and properly applied for asylum, and curb the ability of smugglers and traffickers to prey on vulnerable populations.

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Now, however, the weak and gutless decision by the Biden administration to reverse the Remain in Mexico Policy incentivizes Mexico to pass its border security responsibilities to the United States rather than dealing with the influx of migrants from Central and South America at the Mexican border.

“The Supreme Court’s decision to end the Migration Protection Protocols was a devastating blow to our border and national security,” said Rep. Cammack. “One of the only remaining tools at our agents’ disposal, the border crisis will only worsen without the necessary steps taken to safeguard MPP and its demonstrated success. I’m glad to join Rep. Gimenez and my colleagues in enshrining MPP into law and returning law and order to the southern border with this important change.”

“…Right now, the vast majority of migrants seeking asylum from their home countries are not actually from Mexico, but rather, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and even countries such as Cuba, Haiti, and beyond,” said Rep. Gimenez. “If the true intent of these migrants is to seek refuge from brutal regimes and harsh living conditions in their home countries, then it would make sense for them to apply for asylum in Mexico rather than engage in the dangerous and treacherous journey to the United States.”

The Migration Protection Protocols Act of 2022 has been endorsed by FreedomWorks.

“President Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) represented one of the most successful immigration policies in recent memory,” said FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon after endorsing the legislation. “Unfortunately, President Biden has attempted to terminate it since his first day in office. Congressman Gimenez’s Migrant Protection Protocols Act of 2022 requires MPP to remain in effect, and represents a commonsense solution in response to the Biden Administration’s outright refusal to enforce immigration law.”

Original co-sponsors include Reps. Kat Cammack (FL), Chris Smith (NJ), John Rutherford (FL), and Tedd Budd (NC).

Author: Press Release

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