SCOTUS Rules on Biden Border Change


BREAKING: The Supreme Court rules to end former Pres. Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” immigration policy that requires U.S. asylum-seekers at the southern border to wait in Mexico while their applications are processed.

President Trump implemented the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), more commonly known as “Remain in Mexico,” in 2019. The policy required asylum seekers to wait on the other side of the border while U.S. authorities process their applications. Mexico accepted the policy’s expansion to expedite deportations during the pandemic. President Biden ended it on his first day in office.

The 5-4 ruling found that the administration did not violate federal immigration law when it sought to rescind the policy. The justices returned the case to lower courts for additional proceedings.

ROBERTS, C. J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which BREYER, SOTOMAYOR, KAGAN, and KAVANAUGH, JJ., joined. KAVANAUGH, J., filed a concurring opinion. ALITO, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which THOMAS and GORSUCH, JJ., joined. BARRETT, J., filed a dissenting opin- ion, in which THOMAS, ALITO, and GORSUCH, JJ., joined as to all but the first sentence.