Pedro Spivakovsky-Gonzalez Advocates for Migrant Asylum-Seekers in Tent Court Hearings

Pedro Spivakovsky-Gonzalez (’17), Senior Staff Attorney at ABA South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR), authored an article for the ABA Journal spotlighting ongoing violence and uncertainties impacting migrant asylum-seekers following the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the Biden administration’s authority to end the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) (“Remain in Mexico”) policy (“ProBAR Lawyer Recalls Immigration Tent Hearings in Texas,” Aug. 3). “Incidents of violence will likely continue to happen, at least for the next few months, to asylum-seekers subject to this brutal policy, despite the Supreme Court decision on June 30. . . . Even if the policy is formally ended, what will happen to the thousands of others who have been ordered to be deported in the past year between the time the Biden administration tried to end the policy in early 2021 and now? . . . When exactly will the MPP policy end? . . . These and many other questions remain about ‘Remain in Mexico,’ a policy, which despite the recent Supreme Court decision, continues with tragic consequences.”