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Congressmen Biggs & Rosendale Collect Signatures to Force Vote on the REMAIN in Mexico Act

October 22, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, Congressmen Andy Biggs and Matt Rosendale began collecting signatures on a discharge petition to force the House of Representatives to consider H.R. 1259, the REMAIN in Mexico Act of 2021.  The bill requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to implement the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), otherwise known as the Remain in Mexico Program, in accordance with former DHS Secretary Nielsen’s January 2019 memorandum.  Despite being ordered by a federal court to “enforce and implement MPP in good faith” in August, DHS has yet to restart MPP and has indicated that it is still working to terminate the program.

“Since day one, President Biden has done everything in his power to end MPP. His administration is now slow-walking the restart of the program, despite being ordered to immediately reimplement MPP by a federal judge.  This successful program, established by President Trump, was key to securing our border and protecting the American people,” said Congressman Andy Biggs. “The Biden administration has proven to be untrustworthy and deceptive as it continues promulgating lies that our border is ‘safe and secure’. We do not trust that it will actually restart MPP and are working to ensure this successful program is reinstated.”

"Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) is a proven program implemented by President Trump to secure our border and curb illegal immigration. With the Biden Administration undermining MPP and other successful Trump-era border policies, more illegal aliens have arrived at our southern border in the past fiscal year than ever before," said Congressman Matt Rosendale. "I urge all of my colleagues to join this effort, and commit to ending the invasion at our southern border."

If the discharge petition is signed by enough House members, the House will be forced to consider a resolution to bring H.R. 1259 to the floor. 

The petition currently has 65 signers.   

You can view the petition here