Thousands of Migrants in Mexico Are Waiting on Biden’s New Immigration Policy

VICE News spent time with migrants in Ciudad Juarez who are hoping the new president breaks with Trump’s strategy.
Illustration by Arielle Duhaime-Ross​

For nearly two years since the Trump administration enacted the “Remain in Mexico” policy, tens of thousands of  asylum seekers have been in a holding pattern akin to immigration purgatory. We spent time with migrants in Ciudad Juarez waiting for the Biden administration to announce a change in policy.




This episode was reported by Lisette Poole. Produced by Jesse Alejandro Cottrell. 

VICE News Reports is produced by Jesse Alejandro Cottrell, Jen Kinney, Janice Llamoca and Julia Nutter. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek and Adizah Eghan. Our associate producers are Sam Eagan, Sophie Kazis, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone and Kyle Murdock. 

Our executive producer and VP of VICE Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is senior production manager for VICE Audio. Production coordination by Steph Brown. Fact checking by Nicole Pasulka. 

Episode art by our host, Arielle Duhaime-Ross.