Trump’s people have already turned to other means to discourage migration to American at the Southern Border to Mexico…
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s earlierinjunction on Friday, temporarily stopping the Trump administration from enforcing the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) — known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy.
Why it matters: Tens of thousands of migrants seeking asylum have been forced to wait out their U.S. immigration court cases across the border in Mexico under the policy. The Trump administration has long credited this program for the decline in border crossings following record highs last summer.
- The court also upheld an injunction — already in place — blocking the administration from implementing a presidential proclamation that would disqualify from asylum any immigrant who crosses the southern border illegally.
What to watch: It’s unclear what will happen to the nearly 60,000 migrants who have already been impacted by MPP.
- Immigration officials have already begun relying on other programs that allow them to rapidly deport asylum seekers who passed through another country to get to the U.S., according to Migration Policy Institute’s Sarah Pierce. “This will very likely drastically increase that transition,” Pierce tweeted….
Supreme’s overrule the Appeals Court….
The Supreme Court gave the Trump administration another immigration win on Wednesday, blocking a federal injunction that would have halted the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) — or “Remain in Mexico” policy — in California and Arizona….
The Supreme Court has yet to rule on the legality of the MPP program itself. This order simply allows the program to continue while lawsuits make their way through the federal court system….