(NewsReady.com) – On August 13, US District Court Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk ordered President Joe Biden to reinstate former President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. It requires asylum seekers to wait in the southern nation while awaiting their court date. The Department of Justice (DOJ) immediately appealed to the Supreme Court, and now the justices have issued a ruling.
The Supreme Court rejected Biden’s appeal in a 6-3 ruling. The court’s conservative justices cited the precedent set last year in the DACA case in their decision. In that opinion, the court ruled that the Trump administration had failed to consider all factors surrounding the decision to end the program that protected migrants brought to the US as children. In the recent case, the court decided Biden acted arbitrarily and capriciously when he ended the “Remain in Mexico” policy.
The case was a big win for Texas and Missouri, the states that sued the administration to reimplement the policy. Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-TX) celebrated the ruling on Twitter.
PAXTON WINS AGAIN – REINSTATED Trump's Remain in Mexico Policy! The US Supreme Court ruled for TX – again. SCOTUS said Remain in Mexico policy must be implemented now! #MPP #Immigration #Trump #BidenBorderCrisis pic.twitter.com/G3lCEJqZxS
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) August 25, 2021
Biden could attempt to end the program again, but it’s not certain he’ll do that yet. Mexico also has a role to play. If the Mexican government refuses to allow asylum seekers to return to await their court date, it doesn’t matter what the Supreme Court says. It’s not clear what our neighbor to the south will do.
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