House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) responded to the June 8 announcement that the United States and Mexico had reached an agreement on immigration, saying…
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) responded to the June 8 announcement that the United States and Mexico had reached an agreement on immigration, saying “we are deeply disappointed by the administration’s expansion of its failed Remain-in-Mexico policy.”
The “Remain in Mexico” policy, also referred to as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), means that those seeking asylum in the United States will wait in Mexico while their claims are adjudicated.
“The United States commits to work to accelerate the adjudication of asylum claims and to conclude removal proceedings as expeditiously as possible,” a joint declaration on the agreement states.
Pelosi also threatened that Congress would “hold the Trump administration accountable” for not addressing the humanitarian crisis at the border, an accusation Trump has repeatedly made of her party, including the week prior.
“The Democrats are doing nothing on the Border to address the Humanitarian and National Security Crisis! Could be fixed so easily if they would vote with Republicans to fix the loopholes,” he tweeted June 2.
The fixes the president is likely referring to are the Flores Settlement Agreement, which requires a child be released from Department of Homeland Security custody within 20 days, and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, which prevents the U. S. government from returning children to non-contiguous countries.

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