States Push Supreme Court to Reestablish “Remain in Mexico” Policy

States Push Supreme Court to Reestablish

( – In 2019, President Donald Trump established the Remain-in-Mexico policy, officially known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). This forced asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while the Department of Homeland Security processed their applications. When President Joe Biden took office, he tried to end the controversial policy, igniting a legal battle between his administration and many states. Now, the case is heading to the Supreme Court (SCOTUS).

This month, SCOTUS will hear the final set of arguments to close out its current term, including one that Texas and Missouri brought forth. These two states sued the Biden administration over its ending of the MPPs. Now, Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita (R) and 18 others have filed an amicus brief to support the lawsuit. These states argue Biden didn’t have a legitimate reason to end the protocols, and therefore, the administration must follow them.

This case is vitally important because Title 42, which allows border patrol to turn away immigrants who pose infectious disease risks, will end on May 23. When it ends, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and observers alike project the already high number of immigrants will likely surge again, bringing even more illegal immigrants into the nation.

One individual shared about the situation on Twitter:

As border states try to prepare for yet another influx of migrants, with Title 42 ending and temperatures warming, the Biden administration must provide sufficient support for both the states receiving immigrants and the CBP. For now, though, it’s up to the Supreme Court to decide whether the Biden administration must fully reinstate the Remain-in-Mexico policy or not.

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