Washington, The US Supreme Court ruled against the Biden administration’s bid to end the Trump administration’s so-called Remain in Mexico program, which required asylum-seeking migrants to wait in Mexico while their court proceedings process, a court order revealed.
“The application for a stay presented to Justice lSamuel] Alito and by him referred to the Court is denied,” the court order said on Tuesday. “The applicants have failed to show a likelihood of success on the claim that the memorandum rescinding the Migrant Protection Protocols was not arbitrary and capricious.”
As a result, the Supreme Court refuses to block a lower-court order ruling that requires the Biden administration to reinstate the policy formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the ruling will end Biden’s skirting of immigration laws and will reduce the record number of migrants crossing the US southern border illegally.
Meanwhile, Lindsay Toczylowski, a social justice lawyer who advocates for asylum-seeking migrants and opposes MPP, said the ruling reviving the policy is an actual nightmare that has become real life.
Illegal crossings on the US southern border have hit a 20-year high under the Biden administration with another record-setting month in July, which saw about 212,000 migrant encounters, according to US Customers and Border Patrol. The total number of apprehensions in the region since October – the beginning of the US government’s fiscal year – has now surpassed 1.3 million.