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SCOTUS Rebukes Biden, Reimposes President Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy on Border

AMAC Exclusive by: Seamus Brennan

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In a stunning blow to Joe Biden and the Democrats’ Open Borders agenda, the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the administration to reinstate Donald Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy, or Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), which contributed to the historic drop in illegal border crossings under the last administration.

In a 6-3 decision, the Court overturned an action by the Biden administration to cancel the policy, writing that the federal government “failed to show a likelihood of success on the claim that the memorandum rescinding the Migrant Protection Protocols was not arbitrary and capricious.” The Court’s three Democrat-appointed justices, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, each indicated they would have permitted cancellation of the policy but did not write dissenting opinions.

President Biden ordered a temporary halt on MPP his first day in office, followed by a complete cancellation of the program in June. In a June 1 memo, Biden’s Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas announced a formal end to the policy, writing that “MPP does not adequately or sustainably enhance border management in such a way as to justify the program’s extensive operational burdens and other shortfalls.”

However, according to a March 2020 Heritage Foundation report, MPP significantly reduced the number of illegal border crossings since its implementation in January 2019, and allowed immigration courts at high-traffic locations to process legitimate asylum claims on a more efficient basis. Thanks to the Mexican government’s cooperation with the policy, more than 60,000 illegal aliens were returned to Mexico from the United States over the course of 13 months. Upon enactment of the policy, former Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf said MPP equipped the government to “take control of the crisis.”

The High Court’s ruling is ultimately a victory for the states of Texas and Missouri, both of which filed suit against the Biden administration for its repeal of MPP. U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Texas-based judge appointed by President Trump, accepted arguments from each of the states’ Republican attorneys general that Biden’s cancellation of the program failed to meet legal requirements, as outlined in the Administrative Procedure Act, for ending the policy—the same reasoning the Court used to prevent the Trump administration from rescinding the unconstitutional Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) praised the Court’s decision, writing that reinstation of ‘Remain in Mexico’ will halt “Biden’s skirting of immigration laws” and “reduce the record number of migrants entering illegally.” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-TX) similarly celebrated the ruling, tweeting that MPP “must be implemented now!”

In an August 25 statement, President Trump congratulated Paxton for the ruling: “Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, whom I strongly endorsed for reelection, has just won a major Supreme Court victory against the Biden Open Borders agenda,” he said. “Biden was found to have broken the law in terminating the Migrant Protection Protocols, or Remain in Mexico. Now, Biden must reinstate Remain in Mexico, one of my most successful and important programs in securing the border.”

Members of the Biden administration and others on the Left have predictably fired back against the decision. Biden’s Department of Homeland Security said in a statement that it “respectfully disagrees with the district court’s decision,” vowing to “vigorously challenge” the district court’s order that was ultimately upheld by the Supreme Court. Omar Jadwat, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, similarly decried the ruling as “incorrect”: “The Biden administration was correct to rescind the Trump return to Mexico policy, the whole point of which was to punish people for seeking asylum by trapping them in miserable and dangerous conditions,” he wrote.

As President Biden continues to subject the American people to arguably the most dire border crisis on record, the Supreme Court’s reinstation of MPP will resume one of the most effective illegal immigration deterrents in U.S. history, providing American families and communities with a limited line of defense against the Biden administration’s border negligence.

In his statement, President Trump urged other states to follow the lead of Texas and Missouri: “Other State Attorneys General should follow suit,” he advised, “and go after every one of Biden’s unlawful border and immigration policies.” In an era of seemingly unending national crises brought on by the Biden administration, legal battles like this one may prove to be the American people’s best hope—at least until the midterms next year.

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Ann Massey
3 months ago

We need President Trump back to save our Nation

Jim
3 months ago

Yea!

Linda Pallay
3 months ago

If the Supreme Court had done their job earlier when President Trump filed case after case on ALL the illegal things that were being done against America and the American Citizens, we would not be in this horrible situation today! Why didn’t they protect our president, our Constitution, our Boarders, our
Immigration Laws that were NEVER BROKEN, just ignored! Why did they turn their backs on President Trump and our country????? They are responsible for the destruction of our nation!

Nobody will say this but I will. The Supreme Court has allowed TREASON AND SEDITION BY THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION TO RULE AND REIGN WITH BLOOD AND HORROR ALL OVER OUR NATION.
The 2020 election was illegally taken from President Trump and as a result, the entire world is suffering because the federal courts and the Supreme Court DID NOT UPHOLD THEIR OATH OF OFFICE! The current administration along with the supreme court are traitors and we all know what the only sentence there is for treason.
Countries everywhere always looked to the United States as a model to emulate. They knew we would help them. They knew we were the strongest nation in the world.
This Biden take-over has left us in disgrace and Chief Justice Roberts should be the first traitor to be prosecuted.

Ed J
3 months ago

It would appear that at least one of the three branches of our government is still working correctly.
 
It will take elections in 2022 and 2024 to fix the other two.

joan brooks
3 months ago

i love it about time someone in the government found the lost balls and took the wheel away from biden.

demarree1
3 months ago

Send all the illegals to Delaware, they are the ones who put “body bag” Biden in office originally and kept him there 40 years! Now we can send all the people from Afghanistan there as well.

Max
3 months ago
Reply to  demarree1

I think you should include DC also, camping/tenting in the WH yard, The Capitol yard and the Mall area. Our leaders in the administration and Congress can go out shake hands and kiss babies since they have all had their COVID vaccines.

Margaret
3 months ago

I was very moved to see that Glenn Beck has mobilized with the Nazarene to help get all the stranded people out of Afghanistan. The Americans are very flabbergasted that O’biden has done the most stupid thing imaginable the way he gave 600,000 top guns to the Taliban and left Americans and Afghani’s that helped our soldiers for the past 20 years. Now the open boarder will allow terrorists the opportunity to come into our country. China is the only one benefiting from this stupidity. God help America.

Joyce Gibson
3 months ago

After this supreme court ruling and the Afghanistan debacle, BIDEN, HARRIS, PILOSI AND SCHUMER NEED TO BE IMPEACHED!

Glenda K Graham
3 months ago

Thankfully, the supreme court has some common sense on this matter. Now, will the decision be enforced?

Lucas
3 months ago

Of course it will be enforced…Ahahahahahah!!

Barb
3 months ago

I’m just happy to see that some members of SCOTUS have finally got their thinking caps on and did the right thing. Let’s see how this situation works out in the near future before somebody decides to come along and challenge the decision, or put a stop to Remain in Mexico policy….

RobinM
3 months ago

My question; why has this taken so long? There has been a lot of damage done while SCOTUS fiddled.

Linda C Hall
3 months ago

Praise the Lord. Now, let’s finish the wall!

Hal
3 months ago

It has always puzzled me that Joe Hidin’ Biden is sidin’ with virtually uncontrolled flux of illegal immigrants to this Nation. It is a political stand that I find to be near insanity from the standpoint of preserving the welfare of true modern day American citizens. It is long past historically from the 1800’s and earlier when the USA was growing leaps and bounds and was forming the modern day Nation we now love and have. Yes, some immigration is healthy for our Nation in some ways, but not unleashed and uncontrolled… even a fool can understand the wisdom of that.

Hal
3 months ago

America pukes at and SCOTUS rebukes Biden’s flukes!! How long is the Nation going to tolerate Joe Hidin’ Biden’s sidin’ with political insanity!!!?

Kenneth D.
3 months ago

President Trump took more initiative and assertive action on behalf of America in 4 years than the GOP “lifers” in Congress had done in 4 decades. The DC Beltway Establishment exists to protect and perpetuate itself rather than act on behalf the nation and Constitution. This applies to both parties with few exceptions and those dissenters are summarily brought into line or ousted, as in the case Trump by means of hook or crook. Since 1964, the Congressional incumbent re-election rates have been 82% for the House and 96% in the Senate despite the steady decline of our national interests, economic base and culture during that period.
In the real world (i.e. private sector) such performance would have led to dismissal and/or civil prosecution decades ago. We are simply reaping what we have allowed to be sown in plain sight while we were busy with social media and other shiny toys……

Hal
3 months ago
Reply to  Kenneth D.

The most practical remedy (and it is far fetched to come about easily) is to put term limits on Congress members. This serving time limit on POTUS came about only because DemocRats (and, ofcourse, Republicans) got politically jealous that FDR was blocking their path to the POTUS position. And almost all Congressmen/women are ambitious to a flaw to reach that political peak.

Mario Capparuccini
3 months ago

I doubt that the puppet Biden will listen to the court. Democrats use activist courts to brow beat conservatives but when the courts rule against their erroneous policies, then the court has made a bad decision and should be disregarded. Maybe it is time that we conservatives held Roe vs. Wade to the same standard. However, that would mean undermining the rule of law and disregarding the authority of the court. I forgot. Only Democrats do such things.

Nick Patriot
3 months ago

Right you are , sir. He will just ignore the ruling and the main stream media will provide cover. And the mostly worthless republicans won’t comment on this, Afghanistan, border illegals, inflation, or anything else this devil Obiden does.

Les
3 months ago

It’s time the supreme court to step in for other poor decisions that is being made in our bad so called leadership.

Hal
3 months ago
Reply to  Les

Substitute “Constitutionally illegal” for “poor” and I firmly agree!!! But that would put a panic on the DemocRats hierarchy because it would put a major block on their push to Communism.

Garye
3 months ago

I love it!
Even when cheated out of the Presidency by corrupt democrats, biased media and big tech. conspiring and lying, President Trump battles and WINS for America and its Citizens!!!
– THAT’S LEADERSHIP –
– That’s love of Country –
– That’s America First –
It’s a great example how strong convictions, morals , love of Country, can and will prevail!!
Expose, reject, stand for America, our common beliefs, rights and Freedom!
So by my count , EVERYTHING President Trump said, every policy descision was RIGHT for America!
We the People need the same enthusiasm for WINNING.

Shirley
3 months ago

The SCOTUS should lhave stepped up to the plate on several things this stupid Administration has done. You people need to protect America if they won’t. They have gone to far Left and if you don’t stand up to them in more of their antics we won’t have an America and you will be paying for what is happening the same as the rest of us will. Obama was a TRAITOR to thisCountry and Biden is just as bad. Obama has had more to do with this than Society will ever knsow. I want my FREEDOM AND MY RIGHTS given us by our Founding Fathers, but if you don’t make Biden toe the mark we won’t have an AMERICA we will be overrun bu Socialism and Dictatorship

Garye
3 months ago
Reply to  Shirley

Shirley ,
Just maybe the Supreme Court will.
Somebody needs to Stand up for America against this destructive group of democrats,rinos and socialists!

Paul
3 months ago
Reply to  Shirley

I believe we would accomplish more by finding out who “They” are. The ones who tell him what to say, to not answer questions – the ones who really pull his strings. The doddering old fool is neither competent or even responsible for the mess imho. The ones that need hanging are the ones that are running the “Biden Presidency Scam” and turning our country into a dung heap.

Hal
3 months ago

Being repetitious, the DemocRats, including Joe Hidin’ Bidens puppet masters, want to RULE the Nation, not GOVERN ACCORDING THE CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY that has allowed this Nation to thrive consistently since inception.

Luke
3 months ago

There are three problems with the not-so-supreme court: Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. These ‘justices’ have no use for rule of law. Their feelings get hurt and they vote accordingly.

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