Supreme Court requires Biden to revive Trump’s ‘remain in Mexico’ immigration policy
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied President Joe Biden’s bid to rescind an immigration policy implemented by his predecessor, Donald Trump, that forced thousands of asylum seekers to stay in Mexico awaiting U.S. hearings.
The court, with three liberal justices dissenting, rejected the Biden administration’s effort to block a Texas-based judge’s ruling requiring the government to revive Trump’s “remain in Mexico” policy, formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program.
The Supreme Court’s 6-3 conservative majority includes three justices appointed by Trump.
The brief order by the justices means that U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s ruling now goes into effect.
The court’s decision referenced its 2020 ruling that thwarted Trump’s bid to end a program introduced by Democratic former President Barack Obama that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants – often called “Dreamers” – who entered the United States illegally as children.
Both cases concern whether the government followed the correct legal process in unwinding a previous administration’s policy.
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