The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the re-introduction of the Migration Protection Code (MPP), an immigration policy that forces asylum seekers in Mexico to wait for their deadline. The “Stay in Mexico” policy was established by former President Donald Trump. The U.S. Supreme Court gives a blow to the administration of President Joe Biden.
Because of the “stay in Mexico” policy, tens of thousands of asylum seekers were deported across the border, not from Mexico, but mainly from Central America, awaiting the outcome of their application. President Biden’s administration soon began to eliminate that controversial policy. The MBP, however, found their way through the US legal system, after which the Biden administration asked the Supreme Court to stop reinstating the policy.
In a short, unsigned order, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said the request for suspension was rejected. According to the document, three progressive judges of the court, Stephen Fryer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, granted the suspension.
The United States Homeland Security (DHS) said it was “sorry the Supreme Court refused to impose the ban.” The ministry further said that the DHS will abide by the order till the appeal process takes place.
Immigration rights groups also opposed the Supreme Court ruling. Today’s decision by SCOTUS (Supreme Court) to reintroduce the “Stay in Mexico” policy is not brutal, says Yale Schacher, a lawyer for Refugee International.
For former President Trump, restricting illegal immigration is a spearhead. He promised to build a wall on the border with Mexico during his 2016 election campaign.
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