On Saturday, October 17, 2021, sixty representatives from five border welcoming regions--including ABQ FaithWorks--staged a virtual walkout from a meeting with the Biden Administration in protest of the Administration's borderland policy.
The policy known as "Remain in Mexico" (Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP), and its counterpart Title 42, was implemented under former President Trump. Courts have ruled that President Biden must continue it, but on Saturday the non-governmental organizations countered that the policy is inhumane and that the Administration has not done enough to mitigate the policy, nor has it utilized other available legal means to fight the policy.
“The right to seek asylum must be restored and the egregious and dangerous policies that deny this right must be rescinded," said ABQ FaithWorks Asylum Director Jessica Corley. "We will continue to push back against this Administration until they do the right thing. MPP and Title 42 must end now.”