1 of 4 | Vehicles wait in line at the Mexico-Unites States border to leave Tijuana, Mexico, and enter the United States on March 21, 2021. File Photo by Ariana Drehsler/UPI | License Photo
Biden sought to end the program last summer, but was forced to reinstate it after a federal judge said it had been improperly terminated. Last month, the 5th Circuit Court rejected an appeal from the administration to end the program.
The Port of Entry is seen in San Ysidro, Calif. Photo by Ariana Drehsler/UPI
Biden's administration said migrants will now have access to transportation at ports of entry to take them directly to shelters in Mexico, where WiFi access has been improved.
Officials say offering transportation is necessary to keep migrants safe due to crime levels at border crossings. Mexico officials have also agreed to increase security around the transportation centers.
Biden's government says it's working with legal groups to increase rates of legal representation and distributing documents providing "self-help" advice for migrants who need information on the immigration process.
Three dozen migrants were taken to El Paso in Texas on Monday for court hearings. They are the first to be processed under new rules.