Texas Farm Bureau statement on ‘Remain in Mexico’ decision
The following statement may be attributed to Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening on Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that reinstates a policy that requires asylum applicants to wait in Mexico while their claims are evaluated by U.S. authorities.
“The U.S. Supreme Court’s order for the federal government to restore the previous administration’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy hopefully provides much-needed relief to communities and landowners on the border who have been overwhelmed with the unprecedented number of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. The decision is welcome news for Texas farmers and ranchers in the border region who are experiencing direct negative impacts from the border crisis.
“Elected leaders and law enforcement officials along the Texas border said a pause in the immigration surge was desperately needed during a recent Farm Bureau informational trip to the region. It is hoped the return of the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy will provide cities and counties a chance to recover from the unsustainable drain on local resources and services being used to respond to the crisis.
“The border must be secured now to resolve these impacts. We need a stronger deterrent, stronger protections and an end to the crisis.”
Hear personal stories from farmers and ranchers living on the border at texasfarmbureau.org/border-crisis-impacts.