The Supreme Court of the United States agreed on Friday to review Joe Biden’s argument to repeal the “Remain in Mexico” policy enacted under President Donald Trump.
The immigration policy, formerly known as Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), stipulates that the federal government is required to send migrants back to Mexico as they wait on the conclusion of their asylum hearings.
In a letter titled, Orders in Pending Cases, the Supreme Court wrote, “The case will be set for argument in the second week of the April 2022 argument session.” The justices are preparing to hear an appeal by the Biden administration against a lower court ruling that reinstated the measure after Biden suspended the policy upon taking office.
Soon after the suspension, the Republican-led states of Texas and Missouri filed a lawsuit to maintain the program. As a result, U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Trump appointee, ruled in favor of preserving the policy, citing that the Biden administration failed to provide lawfully adequate reasoning to repeal the legislation.
The decree was a win for the Trump-wing of the Republican Party that aims to crack down on border security.
Responding to Biden’s attempt at loosening immigration laws, Trump said, “The Biden Administration’s disastrous decision to formally end the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy is proof that their objective is to eliminate the U.S. border entirely and flood the country with so many illegal aliens that every community is overwhelmed.”
According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a record setting 1.7 million illegal aliens were apprehended in 2021 while crossing the southern border. That is an increase of 1,300,000 arrests from the 400,000 total under Trump in 2020.
With arguments taking place in April, the Supreme Court is expected to reach a verdict on Biden Vs. Texas No. 21-954 by this summer.