The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on August 24, 2021, that it “respectfully disagrees” with a district court decision that maintains the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) and “regrets that the Supreme Court declined to issue a stay.” DHS said it appealed the district court’s order and will continue to “vigorously challenge” it, but that as the appeal process continues, DHS “will comply with the order in good faith.” 

DHS said that alongside interagency partners, the agency has begun to engage with the government of Mexico in diplomatic discussions surrounding MPP. DHS also “continues to expel single adults and families encountered at the Southwest Border.”

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