New York, December 3rd, 2021. The Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) adds its voice to the different voices who have expressed rejection and deep concern before the reimplementation of the DHS program Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), commonly known as “Remain in Mexico”. We fully endorse the press release published by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the words of H.E. Mario E. Dorsonville, Auxiliar Bishop of Washington and chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Migration:
“We are deeply dismayed by the reimplementation of MPP. Unfortunately, attempts by the Administration to make this program ‘more humane’—however well intentioned—will not cure its inherent faults, nor will they alleviate its inevitable toll on human lives. We are especially concerned that this will perpetuate the existing tragedy of family separation, since many mothers and fathers are likely to feel compelled to part ways with their children in a desperate attempt to ensure their safety.
“On the First Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis prayed for migrants and renewed his appeal for leaders to find solutions that respect their humanity. In solidarity with the Holy Father, we strongly urge the Administration to take all necessary action to end MPP and replace it with an approach that respects human dignity, exemplifies our national values, upholds the rule of law, and embraces Christ’s call to welcome the newcomer.”
To read the full press release, click here: