Forced to wait in Mexico, asylum-seekers make video pleading with President Biden

SAN DIEGO () -- A group that works with asylum-seekers has released a video featuring several people asking President Joe Biden to do away with the current "" order issued by the Trump administration in 2019.





Most of the asylum-seekers who participated recorded messages in Spanish requesting Biden to end the policy that forces them to wait in Mexico as their cases play out in courtrooms north of the border.









PSF Caravan produced the video in Tijuana and posted it on .





Unidentified asylum seekers who participated in video for President Joe Biden. (Courtesy: PSF Caravan)

One woman says in the video that having to stay in Mexico "has been harmful and traumatizing for men, women and children."





Another asylum seeker says "inside the United States is freedom."









Biden did not mention immigration during his inauguration speech, but many believe he will do away with the "Remain in Mexico" -- which is formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols program -- order in the near future.





It is estimated that 23,000 people are in Mexico in cities like Tijuana waiting in limbo hoping to gain access north of the border and their day in court. Thousands more have given up on pursuing asylum and returned to the home countries





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