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Supreme Court to hear arguments on Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy


An immigrant activist protests in front the US Supreme Court in Washington DC on April 26, 2022.

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On Tuesday, Supreme Court will hear oral argument about Biden Administration’s latest attempt at ending Trump-era immigration policies that has been upheld in multiple courts and decried by human right groups.

Formerly known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), the “Remain in Mexico” policy required that some asylum seekers who arrived at the U.S. south border were sent back to Mexico, while immigration proceedings proceeded.

Under the administration of Donald Trump, this program was put into place in 2019. After Trump left office, the policy could be used to send letters. nearly 70,000 peopleMexico. Grupos like Human Rights WatchThe policy is a violation of migrants’ rights, and exposes them to many dangers and abuses.

President Joe BidenThe program was suspended by the president on his first day of office. He tried to stop it entirely last year. The administration’s attempts to end the program were challenged by Missouri and Texas attorneys general, and a Texas federal judge ordered the policy be restored.

The administration tried to stop the Texas court from ruling in August, but was rejected by a federal appeals court and the Supreme Court.

Alejandro Mayorkas (Department of Homeland Security Secretary) issued in October a memo revoking the Remain In Mexico policy. It was restarted by the administration in December according to the court order. White House lamentedIt is not our preference to reimplement the policy.