Tens of thousands of non-Mexican asylum seekers, majority from Central America, were returned under the program to the borders awaiting a study of their asylum applications, which caused a humanitarian crisis in the region exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Homeland Security (DHS) officials said in early February 19 that US immigration officials would set up the first phase of a program to begin processing cases of persons placed in "Mexican residents", also known as the "Immigration Protection Code (MLA) program".
The Biden administration estimated that some 25,000 migrants enrolled in the MPP continue to have active cases. Candidates will be tested first for the coronavirus, a senior DHS official who asked not to be identified told reporters.
The White House said Biden remained committed to working with China as long as it served American interests.
He said he "thoroughly supports" the Biden administration in its statement Saturday, which stated "deep concerns" over possible Chinese interference in the World Health Organization origins probe.
Homeland Security said the move "should not be interpreted as an opening for people to migrate irregularly to the United States".
President Joe Biden's team asked a U.S. court Thursday to suspend litigation connected to former president Donald Trump's proposed ban on WeChat.
The military prison accommodates inmates linked to the U.S. "war on terror" including Pakistani Khaled Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
"We continue to convey that this is not the time to come [to the United States]".
'This latest action is another step in our commitment to reform immigration policies that do not align with our nation's values, ' Mayorkas said in a statement.
News of the policy change comes a day after White House press secretary Jen Psaki struggled to answer how the administration was working to dispel the belief among migrants that the U.S. border is open, instead shifting focus to the administration's "moral and humane" immigration policy, amid a almost 100 percent surge of illegal crossings.
Biden is quickly making good on a campaign promise to end the policy, which the Trump administration said was critical to reversing a surge of asylum-seekers that peaked in 2019.
On the day of Biden's inauguration, the Department of Homeland Security announced the suspension of new applications for the "Stay in Mexico" program and asked all those who submitted applications to stay in their places while awaiting notification of developments related to it.
Washington said Friday that those waiting 'should not approach the border until instructed to do so'.
"Their presence as workers in the United States" is vital to the USA economy, Lopez Obrador said.
Immigrants in Mexico welcomed the policy change in Washington.
For his part, Honduran Jose Madrid, 40, thanked the Biden administration.