January 28, 2022

Biden admin wants Supreme Court to consider ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

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 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.

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.

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