Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Biden Asks Supreme Court to Drop Trump's Immigration Cases; Asks SCOTUS to Cancel Arguments on Border Wall, Asylum Cases

Biden asks Supreme Court to drop Trump's immigration cases:
As President Biden prepares to sign an executive order on immigration, his administration asked the Supreme Court to drop two Trump-era immigration cases awaiting arguments.
The cases concerned the funding of the Mexican border wall as well as former President Donald Trump's "remain in Mexico" policy, which allowed the Department of Homeland Security to prevent non-Mexican asylum seekers from crossing the border. The court is scheduled to hear the cases in February and March, respectively.
But it will no longer be necessary to consider the cases, acting Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar told the court in two motions sent to the Supreme Court late Monday night. In the border wall case, Prelogar cited Biden's Jan. 20 immigration order halting funding to the wall and said that in light of that policy, it would be "appropriate" for the court to cease considering the Trump administration's arguments in favor of the funding. --->READ MORE HERE
Biden asks Supreme Court to cancel arguments on border wall, asylum cases:
The Biden administration on Monday asked the Supreme Court to cancel upcoming arguments in cases challenging former President Trump’s border wall and policy requiring that asylum-seekers remain in Mexico.
The request follows day-one efforts by the new administration to reverse course on each, potentially making moot the Feb. 22 and March 1 hearings.
"The President has directed the Executive Branch to undertake an assessment of 'the legality of the funding and contracting methods used to construct the wall,'" the administration wrote to the court.
"It would therefore be appropriate for the court to hold further proceedings in this case in abeyance to allow for the completion of the process that the president has directed," it added.
The border wall case brought by the Sierra Club and others challenges $2.5 billion in Department of Defense spending that was diverted to complete construction — the same funding Biden is now reviewing. --->READ MORE HERE
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Biden team asks Supreme Court to cancel argument on Trump's border wall

Biden asks U.S. Supreme Court to cancel asylum, border wall arguments

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