The Supreme Court has just delivered the Trump administration another major victory.
The high court ruled that the administration can continue the “Remain in Mexico” asylum policy while litigation around the case plays out in the lower courts.
Through the policy, 65,000 migrants have been returned to Mexico, where they must stay until they can get a court date through asylum courts.
Furthermore, this reduces the number of catch-and-release cases in the United States.
It is estimated that the Remain in Mexico policy has helped reduce cross-border migration from 170,000 down to 30,000.
More details on the ruling below:
Senator Ted Cruz also pointed out that securing the borders will also help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
While state and local governments are taking action to slow "community spread," reducing cross-border migration also reduces risk.
As President Trump said, "Border security is health security."
Fox News has more on the temporary win the and long-term possibilities for the case:
The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a win to President Trump on Wednesday by allowing his administration to enforce the "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy as litigation surrounding it continues.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals had said a week earlier that it would block the policy in Arizona and California, the two border states where its authority extends. The Trump administration then turned to the Supreme Court for relief.
"The application for stay presented to Justice Kagan and by her referred to the Court is granted, and the district court’s April 8, 2019 order granting a preliminary injunction is stayed pending the timely filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari," the Supreme Court said in an order, which noted that Justice Sonia Sotomayor opposed the Trump administration's stay application.
The high court action came a day before the lower court order was to have taken effect. Instead, the "Remain in Mexico" policy will remain in force while a lawsuit challenging it plays out in the courts.
The Justice Department responded Wednesday by saying the high court's order restores "the government's ability to manage the Southwest border and to work cooperatively with the Mexican government to address illegal immigration."
“We are gratified that the Supreme Court granted a stay, which prevents a district court injunction from impairing the security of our borders and the integrity of our immigration system," a DOJ spokesman said.
The policy, officially known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) requires individuals seeking asylum at the southern border to stay in Mexico while the U.S. considers their cases. Several organizations sued the administration, claiming that MPP is in violation of federal law that sets standards for how asylum applicants are treated.
Those seeking asylum still have the possibility of coming into the country legally when they are able to get a court date.
Many are pointing out that the Remain in Mexico policy mostly hurts the drug cartels, human traffickers, and other criminals.
This decision is a defeat for those pining for open borders.
The Remain in Mexico policy has drastically aided the Trump administration in reducing the number of illegals and criminals pouring in through the southern border.
Republicans have frequently said that the border wall is just one tool in reducing illegal immigration.
Strong immigration policies should also be implemented -- and the Remain in Mexico policy is one of them!
Breitbart has specifics on how the policy has already made Americans safer:
The MPP program has returned 65,000 migrants to Mexico, where they stay until they get a court date in the backlogged asylum courts.
The policy minimizes the catch and release of migrants into the United States, where the migrants can hide from enforcement agencies, earn money to pay off their cartel-affiliated coyotes, and then hire coyotes to transport their families into the United States.
The MPP program has been so effective that it has helped to slash cross-border migration from 170,000 in May 2019 down to about 30,000 in January.
The case goes back to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for more appeals. It will likely be appealed again to the Supreme Court for judgment in 2021.
Progressives slammed the decision.
“I can’t contain my rage,” said immigration lawyer Patrick Taurel. “The law in this country boils down to whatever 5 people say it is, and they don’t even have to explain themselves!”
“We will continue to advocate that America should be a haven for those seeking protection,” said a pro-migration group, the American Immigration Council.
While Democrats continue to rage against Trump, the president continues to make our country safer!
It's important that we know exactly who is entering our country and why!
This policy helps ensure that people come here based on merit, not nefarious intentions.