The Biden administration has asked the Supreme Court to consider ending the Trump-era Remain in Mexico policy that requires those crossing the southern border to remain outside the U.S. until their case is heard.
The Trump administration implemented the policy to curb illegal immigration in 2019 in a deal with Mexico. Opponents claim the requirement is harmful and unnecessary.
— The Hill (@thehill) December 30, 2021
The Biden administration halted the program earlier in 2021, but the move was soon blocked by a federal court after legal action was taken by conservative leaders.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas issued a memorandum to end the program in October, but a court has so far ruled the policy must be reinstated regardless.
New tonight — The Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court to review a court ruling that required the revival of the Trump-era Remain-in-Mexico border policy. The administration is asking the court to hear arguments during the current term.https://t.co/JwQrkVPBVE pic.twitter.com/lfCGxlWGkC
— Camilo Montoya-Galvez (@camiloreports) December 30, 2021
The court still must decide whether it will consider the case. If it does, it has the option to do so during the current term.
The current conservative majority in the court will then be put to the test of whether its loyalty is to the policies of the Trump era or not.