The Supreme Court temporarily saves Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy


One of Trump’s triumphs was the “Remain in Mexico” policy, which required asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while the U.S. considers their petitions. On his first day in office, Biden suspended that rule (and DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas later terminated it). Thanks to this and other violations of U.S. Immigration law, our southern border was thrown wide open. The matter ended up before a federal district court in Texas, which issued an injunction requiring the rule to be reinstated by August 21. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court rejected the Biden administration’s request to stay that ruling. The big question now is whether the Biden administration will abide by the Supreme Court’s ruling. I must admit that I didn’t pay much attention in the first instance to Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s original decision in the case that Texas and Missouri filed against Biden challenging his suspending the Remain in Mexico policy. I cynically assumed that the decision would instantly be overturned. In fact, it’s quite a decent order that looks at the actual law and expects the Biden administration to comply.

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