There is hope for America! The United States Supreme Court ruled today that the Biden administration must reinstate former President Donald Trump’s immigration measure known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy, or the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). As usual, the vote fell along ideological lines.
The case began when the attorney
generals from Texas and Missouri filed a lawsuit seeking reinstatement of the
policy. According to Dom Calicchio at Fox News, the attorney generals argued
that the move by the Biden administration to end the policy violated the Administrative
Procedures Act (APA). On August 13, a federal judge in Texas sided with the
John Kruzel at The Hill reported
that “Texas-based U.S. District Judge Matthew KacsmaryK, a Trump appointee,
ruled that the Biden administration had failed to provide a legally adequate
rationale for its rescission and ordered that the policy would have to remain
in place until the administration undergoes a lengthy administrative procedure
to overturn it.”
The case then went to U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court where a three-judge panel let the ruling
stand. Last Friday, the Biden administration made an emergency request for the
justices at the Supreme Court to review the lawsuit. Justice Samuel Alito
handles any emergency requests from Texas, and he issued a temporary block on
the lower court’s order to reinstate the “Remain in Mexico” immigration policy.
The stay was to remain in effect until Tuesday night (tonight) to give the Supreme
Court justices an opportunity to review the case.
The Supreme Court ruled this evening
on a 6-3 vote to reject the request for a stay on the order by the Biden
administration. According to Kruzel, “Alito wrote that the administration had
failed to show it was likely to ultimately prevail in defending the lawfulness
of its decision to rescind” the Trump policy. This means that the Biden
administration must reinstate “Stay in Mexico.”
“Stay in Mexico” is a policy implemented
by the Trump administration in 2019, “blocked migrants at the Mexican border
from entering the U.S. to apply for asylum.” The Biden administration estimates
that there are currently 25,000 people waiting in Mexico to know if they can
enter the United States. There were more than 60,000 asylum-seekers who were
sent back to Mexico. This policy ended the “catch-and-release” policy put in
place by previous presidents.
Biden sought to end the “Stay in
Mexico” policy by signing an executive order during his first week in office.
Since that time more than one million people have entered the United States
illegally and allowed to move into the interior of the nation. There are no
records about who the one million undocumented migrants are or where they went,
and they were put on their honor to report to immigration officials in their
If the “Stay in Mexico” policy had
remained in effect, fewer people would have come to the border because no one
wants to sit in Mexico. They came only because they knew that they would be
allowed into the United States. We know this because that was the result when
the policy was put in place.
The Biden administration opened the border
to whoever wanted to come to the United States. They sought to change the demographics
of America. In doing so, they might have overwhelmed the system. It is good
that the “Stay in Mexico” policy will be reinstated because it will stop the
hordes of people coming to our border. It will decrease the streams of illegal
immigrants to numbers that Border Patrol can manage.