The U.S. Supreme Court docket did President Joe Biden a favor in ordering the reinstatement of the “Stay in Mexico” coverage governing asylum-seekers from Central America.
This system, a part of former President Donald Trump’s Migrant Safety Protocols (MPP), was put in place in 2019 to take care of caravans of migrants who had been displaying up on the southern border claiming to be refugees from violence and persecution of their house international locations.
Earlier than the coverage was carried out, asylum candidates had been allowed to enter the nation and stay in America till the listening to on their declare could possibly be held. That would take months, and plenty of by no means confirmed up for the hearings.
Trump’s coverage despatched the candidates again throughout the border to attend for adjudication of their declare.
Inside seven months, encounters on the border dropped to 36,500 a month from 144,000.
After which Biden took over and instantly scrapped Trump’s immigration insurance policies, together with Stay in Mexico. In July, encounters with migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border hit 200,000, a 21-year excessive.
Federal courts have already blocked Biden from unilaterally undoing different Trump immigration provisions, together with elevated use of deportation and detention and suspension of the DACA program.
In ruling Biden had overreached in suspending Stay in Mexico, a federal district choose in Texas decided the administration knew the coverage was efficient and had been efficiently defended in court docket beforehand, and that it was conscious of the implications of scuttling this system.