Boise, ID (STL.News) Governor Brad Little commented today on news that the Biden Administration is taking steps to reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols – or “Remain in Mexico” policy – which is one of the 10 policy recommendations to secure the border laid out by the majority of the nation’s governors earlier this month.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it is taking steps to reinstate the policy due to recent federal court orders – upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court – that faulted the Biden Administration for ending the program improperly.
“The Biden Administration’s plan to move forward with reinstating one of the ten border policy recommendations from the majority of our nation’s Governors is welcome news.
The ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy is one of the numerous Trump policies that Biden reversed, and the news that the Biden Administration will reinstate it is a victory that will serve to keep the American people safer.
Meth and fentanyl are the most serious and growing drug threats in Idaho, and there is a direct tie to the open border with Mexico. The border crisis and the alarming bump in illegal drug activity are direct results of failed policies of the Biden-Harris administration that harm the people of Idaho, and that is why our nation’s Governors stepped up to offer solutions.
The State of Idaho stands with our fellow Americans in the border states. We were proud to send a specialized team of state troopers to assist with intelligence gathering and investigative work related to drug interdiction at the border. I will continue to urge President Biden and Vice President Harris to act with conviction to address the growing threats to our country at the border.”