The Biden administration is pledging to reinstate President Donald Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy per a federal judge's order, but critics warn it's all for show.
"They are going to look for ways to avoid implementing an effective policy even if they have something that they call "Remain in Mexico" to satisfy the judge," says Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies.
Vaughan has zero confidence Biden's version of "Remain in Mexico" will look anything like Trump's.
"The judge did not say they have to use 'Remain in Mexico' for every illegal migrant who says they want to apply for asylum," she says. "It said they have to preserve it as an option for the Border Patrol."
The White House already leaked out a watered down plan.
"The few remaining there and those forced to remain in Mexico while they wait will not have to wait long and they'll get a lot of services to go along with that," Vaughan added.