Sunday, January 2, 2022

Biden Administration Asks Supreme Court to Intervene in Remain-in-Mexico Legal Battle; Biden Admin Requests Supreme Court to Let It End 'Remain in Mexico' Policy, and related stories

Biden administration asks Supreme Court to intervene in Remain-in-Mexico legal battle::
The Justice Department on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to intervene in a lawsuit that required U.S. border officials to resurrect a Trump administration program that requires migrants to wait in Mexico for their asylum hearings.
Citing "erroneous" decisions by lower courts that mandated the border policy's revival, government lawyers representing the Biden administration said the case should be quickly reviewed by the Supreme Court, urging the conservative-leaning high court to hold oral arguments in April.
At the center of the Justice Department's request are two lower court rulings against the Biden administration's attempts to terminate the so-called Remain-in-Mexico policy, officially called the Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP.
In August, Republican officials in Texas and Missouri convinced a federal judge to order the Department of Homeland Security to reinstate the Remain-in-Mexico protocols, which were suspended hours after President Biden took office in January.
U.S. Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, ruled that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas did not adequately explain the policy's termination. He also concluded the termination led the U.S. to violate a law that governs the detention of some migrants. --->READ MORE HERE
Biden administration requests Supreme Court to let it end 'Remain in Mexico' policy:
President Joe Biden's administration has asked the Supreme Court to review its case seeking to end former President Donald Trump's "Remain in Mexico" immigration policy.
Wednesday's request follows a move by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court earlier this month when three Republican-appointed judges rejected the Biden administration's appeal to end the Migrant Protection Protocols Program, otherwise known as "Remain in Mexico." The lower court kept it in place, determining the Department of Homeland Security's preemptive end of the policy under Biden was improper.
"In short, the lower courts have commanded DHS to implement and enforce the short-lived and controversial MPP program in perpetuity. And they have done so despite determinations by the politically accountable Executive Branch that MPP is not the best tool for deterring unlawful migration; that MPP exposes migrants to unacceptable risks; and that MPP detracts from the Executive's foreign-relations efforts to manage regional migration," the Department of Justice wrote in a petition to Supreme Court justices.
The documents also request justices to take up the case this term, arguing the appeals court ruling disrupts other cases in which government policies on issues such as immigration detention are challenged. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

WH asks Supreme Court to hear bid to end ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

Biden administration asks Supreme Court to hear 'Remain in Mexico' case

Biden admin seeks in Supreme Court filing to end "Remain in Mexico" program

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