A federal judge ruled on Friday that the Biden administration cannot end former President Donald Trump’s Remain in Mexico policy that kept Mexican illegal immigrants in their own nation until their case is heard.
The ruling requires the Biden administration to “Biden to “enforce and implement [Migrant Protection Protocols, commonly referred to as ‘Remain in Mexico’] in good faith until such a time as it has been lawfully rescinded in compliance with the [Administrative Procedure Act] and until such a time as the federal government has sufficient detention capacity to detain all aliens subject to mandatory detention under Section 1255 without releasing any aliens because of a lack of detention resources,” the Daily Wire reported.
The Texas Attorney General office tweeted, “ANOTHER VICTORY! We just won our second immigration lawsuit against the Biden Admin! They unlawfully tried to shut down the legal and effective Remain-in-Mexico program, but #Texas and Missouri wouldn’t have it.
“Together we sued, and just handed Biden yet another major loss!”
We just won our second immigration lawsuit against the Biden Admin! They unlawfully tried to shut down the legal and effective Remain-in-Mexico program, but #Texas and Missouri wouldn’t have it.
Together we sued, and just handed Biden yet another major loss! pic.twitter.com/Tcxte8gF6H
— Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) August 14, 2021
The case included both Texas and Missouri, with Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt saying in a statement, “My office has been leading the way nationally in fighting human trafficking, and the Biden Administration’s lax border policies increase the risk for human trafficking at the border and, in turn, in Missouri.”
He added, “Today’s massive win was crucial – re-implementing the Migrant Protection Protocols will help secure the border and fight the scourge of human trafficking.”
The government has seven days in order to decide whether to appeal the ruling. Unless it does, the Remain in Mexico policy will have to be re-implemented, offering an option to reduce the impact of illegal immigration along the nation’s southern border.