JUST IN: Supreme Court Rules President Trump Can Enforce ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy, Slapping Down Radical 9th Circuit
Today the U.S. Supreme Court handed the Trump administration a win when it ruled that the Trump administration can continue its practice of returning asylum-seekers to Mexico along the entire southern border while immigration authorities and asylum judges process their claims.
This ruling slapped down the ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals based in San Francisco that ruled on March 4th that the program violated federal law and enforcement would have to end in California and Arizona by March 12.
The Migrant Protection Protocols, which is known by many as the “Remain in Mexico” policy, was announced in December 2018, the policy allows the Department of Homeland Security to return illegal immigrants seeking asylum to Mexico while they wait for deportation proceedings.
In a brief, unsigned order, the court said enforcement can go on while the justices decide whether to hear an appeal of lower court rulings that declared the program illegal. Only Justice Sonia Sotomayor said she would have denied the permission.