Biden Admin Back At The SCOTUS For Ending Trump Policy

The Biden administration is back at the Supreme Court again on Tuesday.

The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) is scheduled to hear a case concerning the administration’s cancellation of another one of former President Trump’s immigration policies.

In 2019, the Trump administration installed the Remain in Mexico program that helped eliminate the disastrous policy of Catch and Release at the U.S.-Mexico border. Rather than apprehending and releasing border-crossers into the U.S. interior, the program required officials to return border crossers to Mexico while awaiting their asylum and immigration hearings in U.S. courts.

Even though the Stay in Mexico policy was part of a dramatic reduction in the number of border crossers, Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, issued a memorandum terminating Remain in Mexico on June 1st, 2021.

A district court then ruled that DHS violated federal immigration law when it terminated Remain in Mexico and that Mayorkas had not adequately detailed his reasoning for terminating the program.

The district court ordered DHS to reinstate the Remain in Mexico program, though Breitbart News sources have said for months that the agency has slow-walked its reimplementation and is hardly making an effort to utilize it.

When Mayorkas, again, tried to terminate Remain in Mexico in October 2021, the court of appeals affirmed the district court’s preliminary injunction and ordered that the program remain implemented.

Now, SCOTUS will hear the case on whether federal immigration law requires the administration to continue implementing Remain in Mexico or whether the court of appeals was correct in determining that the program must remain implemented.

The Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime (AVIAC), the American First Legal Foundation, and the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) are among the organizations backing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s lawsuit against the Biden administration in the case.

“Congress has established a detailed practice for how DHS processes aliens arriving from Mexico. Only Congress can change that practice,” lawyers representing AVIAC wrote in their amicus brief. “DHS cannot refuse to exercise its discretionary option to have aliens remain in Mexico and it cannot ignore a mandate of Congress to craft a third option that fits its desired immigration policy. That is lawmaking by [the] agency in its rankest form.”

Open borders activists are holding a ‘#SafeNotStranded Rally’ outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to demand an end to America’s Remain in Mexico immigration policy.

According to Tuesday’s ‘#SafeNotStranded Rally event RSVP page, activists want an end to the “dehumanizing, draconian, Trump-era immigration policy, that has withheld the right to seek asylum from thousands of people, subjecting them to the abject horrors of dangerous conditions, kidnapping, rape, and worse.”

The case is Biden v. Texas21-954 in the Supreme Court of the United States.

Based on the SCOTUS’ recent rulings, it is likely that the court will uphold the lower courts’ rulings, requiring the continuation of the Remain in Mexico policy permanently, unless Congress changes immigration laws and ends it.

By: Eric Thompson, editor of Follow me on Twitter and MagaBook

This story syndicated with permission from Eric Thompson, Author at Trending Politics

Notice: This article may contain commentary that reflects the author's opinion.

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