The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Biden administration must enforce President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which allows the U.S. to withhold asylum from illegal aliens who’ve entered a different country first and failed to claim asylum there.
During the Trump administration, the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security could begin enforcing the asylum restriction nationwide while the case was still pending. President Joe Biden suspended border wall construction and the Remain in Mexico policy.
A federal judge ordered the Biden administration to enforce the policy in response to a lawsuit filed by border state Texas and Missouri, and the high court this week agreed. By a vote of 6-3, the high court contended that the present administration likely violated federal law by trying to end it. The court stated in the order (PDF) that the government “failed to show a likelihood of success on the claim that the memorandum rescinding the Migrant Protection Protocols was not arbitrary and capricious.”