Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico ‘ policy is struck down , something President Biden argued for…..
It also allows the Biden Admin leeway in who is allowed free awaiting a immigration court appearance’s ….
Immigration HAS been a place Republicans have been beating on Biden & Co. politically….
The Supreme Court has rejected a major challenge to President Joe Biden’s effort to shut down his predecessor’s “Remain in Mexico” program that forced many asylum seekers trying to cross the U.S. border to return to Mexico to await hearings before U.S. immigration judges.
In a 5-4 decision, the justices ruled that federal immigration law does not mandate that the Biden administration send asylum applicants back to Mexico. The decision also leaves intact, for now, the federal government’s authority to release or “parole” foreign citizens into the U.S. as they await immigration court hearings…
Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court’s liberal justices in the majority, while the other conservative justices dissented.
Critics of the program, implemented by former President Donald Trump’s administration in 2019 and officially called the “Migrant Protection Protocols,” have long said it exposes migrants to danger and poor living conditions in Mexican border towns as they pass the weeks or months until their appointment at a U.S. immigration court along the border.
The decision comes as Republicans have repeatedly slammed the Biden administration for its handling of immigration and border policy and called on Biden to keep in place Trump-era policies. They argue that Biden’s efforts to roll back Trump policies has resulted in a spike in the number of migrants making the dangerous trek to the U.S. southern border….