In a major win for the Biden Administration, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the administration can do away with the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy, which has forced many asylum-seekers to wait south of the border for their immigration hearings. The 5-4 majority, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, found that a federal appeals court was wrong to require the Department of Homeland Security to continue operating the program — formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols — while the case made its way through the courts.
Under that policy, migrants seeking entry into the U.S. had to stay in Mexico as they awaited hearings. The Trump administration put the policy in place so that migrants would not be released into the U.S. The Biden administration had tried to repeal the policy but was previously blocked by a lower court. At issue was whether the Department of Homeland Security’s suspension and subsequent termination of the policy violated a federal law that requires that migrants be detained or, if they arrived from a contiguous country, sent back.
The administration had repeatedly attempted to end the policy, claiming that it was a poor tool for deterring migration, exposed migrants to unacceptable risks, and detracted from the Executive Branch’s right to manage the borders as it saw fit.
We will keep updating the space as we receive more updates.
will receive a receipt notice as soon as your petition is receipted. Petitions will be worked to completion at the CSC once transferred. For inquiries about case status, please use the petition receipt number.
USCIS says they will continue to experience receipt issuance delays in other workloads across some service centers.
This article, under no circumstances, acts as legal advice; therefore, for any immigration questions, please contact your Attorney or the Ahluwalia Law Offices, P.C. (Team ALO).