From zerohedge.com |
The Supreme Court ruled late Tuesday against the Biden administration, upholding a lower court's ruling to order the resumption of the "Remain in Mexico" policy implemented by the Trump administration, which requires people seeking asylum to wait in Mexico until their case is heard.
In a 6-3 vote, with the three liberal justices (Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Stephen Breyer) dissenting, the court rejected the administration's plea to block the reinstatement of the program, which requires immigrants seeking asylum at the southern border to wait in Mexico while their applications are pending.
The order stated the Biden administration acted in an "arbitrary and capricious" manner when the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program (the official name of the 'Remain In Mexico' program) was rescinded.
The Biden administration formally repealed the policy in June despite the crisis at the border (but in theory the policy ended the moment Biden entered The White House), and today's Supreme Court decision rejected the administration's bid to block U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk's ruling that revived the enforcement of the policy.
In a memorandum to top immigration officials in June, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said a review determined the policy "does not adequately or sustainably enhance border management in such a way as to justify the program's extensive operational burdens and other shortfalls."
The Justice Department had asked the court last week to suspend the lower court's order, saying the MPP "has been formally suspended for seven months and largely dormant for nearly nine months before that."
As we detailed earlier in August, U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Trump appointee, found The Department of Homeland Security "failed to consider several critical factors" before axing the Trump era "Remain in Mexico" policy.
That included ignoring how the program was beginning to lead to some immigrants with asylum claims that lacked merit voluntarily returning home, he wrote in a 53-page ruling.
Kacsmaryk said the policy must be reinstated until it was "lawfully rescinded" and the administration had the capacity to hold all migrants.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, another Republican, described the ruling as a "huge win for border security and the rule of law."
As a reminder, The Epoch Times' Zachary Stieber notes that the Trump administration established MPP in 2019 to deal with a surge in illegal immigration. Former President Donald Trump successfully partnered with Mexico to start the program, which saw the U.S. send some asylum seekers back to Mexico until their claims were heard.
Kirstjen Nielsen, who served as Homeland Security secretary during the Trump administration, said when the program was first implemented that it was in response to "a security and humanitarian crisis on the Southern border."
"MPP will help restore a safe and orderly immigration process, decrease the number of those taking advantage of the immigration system, and the ability of smugglers and traffickers to prey on vulnerable populations, and reduce threats to life, national security, and public safety, while ensuring that vulnerable populations receive the protections they need," she said in a statement at the time.
Biden and top officials this year have reversed or altered a number of key Trump-era immigration policies. The United States has seen a leap in illegal border crossings, culminating in a new 21-year-high in July.
Even the Supreme Court is now distancing itself from a sinking ship.
"Supreme Court Rules Biden Admin Must Resume Trump's "Remain In Mexico" Policy"
How come the Supreme Court Jesters couldn't rule on the Founders' "Audit Every Vote" policy?
What happens when the Biden admin ignores the Supreme Court again?
Good question. I am guessing some of the supremes are royally p------d that he ignored the rental moratorium.
"But it's a crisis! We can do whatever we want as long as there is a crisis!"***
- Every future administration ever.
The new (D) policy is to say the court does not understand (D) policy so any court "requests" can be ignored. Laws can then be changed and it will be legal again.
Until then its still legal as the laws are going to be changed anyway.
'What happens when the Biden admin ignores the Supreme Court again?'
Nothing, same as the last time.
Even Roberts voted for it. It'll be ignored, probably not even mentioned. Just more dancing on the corpse of the constitution.
So, what about the 1mm plus illegal invaders we've already allowed entry to?
They must have realized how the influx of Hispanics was going to destroy the blacks in the US, making them statistically insignificant and no longer a problem. They would never do anything that might benefit European Americans.
Biden doesn't care what the Supreme Court says. He did what he wanted on the eviction moratorium despite them saying he needed legislation.
Just get Trump back in office, where he rightfully belongs.