The “Remain in Mexico” immigration policy, which was first instituted by former President Donald Trump, has been struck down by a federal judge. The decision states that the policy will remain in effect until all legal ramifications have been resolved.
The rule, which was first established in 2019, allows for the possibility of sending asylum seekers back to Mexico while their applications are being handled.
Since he first took office, President Biden has attempted to change the policy that has seen more than 70,000 asylum seekers transferred from the United States to Mexico.
Texas and Missouri both filed lawsuits to prevent Biden from completely terminating the policy. Biden had the right to discontinue the policy without breaking any federal immigration laws, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded 5-4 in June.
To handle any further proceedings, the Supreme Court also remanded the matter to the lower court. Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk of the US District Court was tasked with determining whether the administration’s actions violated the Administrative Procedure Act, which establishes the procedure that federal agencies must follow when formulating and issuing regulations.