The Vera Institute of Justice on the Supreme Court Decision to Protect Immigrant Rights

Today, the U.S Supreme Court upheld the Biden administration’s decision to end the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), a policy that required asylum seekers at the southern border to remain in Mexico while awaiting a hearing in U.S. immigration court. The Vera Institute of Justice issued the following statement:

The Supreme Court’s decision marks a key step in restoring asylum, a crucial component to a more just and equitable immigration system in the United States. Now the lower court should listen to experts, especially those working with directly impacted communities, and end MPP once and for all.”


About the Vera Institute of Justice
The Vera Institute of Justice is powered by hundreds of advocates, researchers, and policy experts working to transform the criminal legal and immigration systems until they’re fair for all. Founded in 1961 to advocate for alternatives to money bail in New York City, Vera is now a national organization that partners with impacted communities and government leaders for change. We develop just, antiracist solutions so that money doesn’t determine freedom; fewer people are in jails, prisons, and immigration detention; and everyone is treated with dignity. Vera’s headquarters is in Brooklyn, New York, with offices in Washington, DC, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. For more information, visit