(TheRedWire.com) – Could the Republican-dominated US Supreme Court help America win again? On Tuesday, August 24, the Supreme Court dealt another blow to the Biden administration’s handling of the immigration situation on the southern border.
The High Court upheld an August 13 ruling by federal District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk. He ruled that President Joe Biden illegally reversed former President Donald Trump’s Remain-in-Mexico immigration policy and ordered the administration to reinstate it.
The ruling is a devastating blow to the Biden team, which had made erasing Trump-era immigration policies a major hallmark of its first seven months in office.https://t.co/7Ci2NKILbF
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) August 25, 2021
Texas and Missouri initiated the lawsuit resulting in the order forcing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to reinstate the immigration policy. The federal judge refused to issue a stay of his order.
The Department of Justice immediately appealed that decision in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, who also rejected the request. On Tuesday evening, the US Supreme Court agreed 6 to 3 with the lower courts’ decisions that held the Biden administration’s rescission of the Remain-in-Mexico policy was “arbitrary and capricious,” therefore, a violation of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).
The DHS said it would enforce the Remain-in-Mexico policy as required by the High Court. The ruling means that illegal immigrants must stay in Mexico until an immigration judge rules on their cases instead of roaming freely in the United States while awaiting a hearing to determine their immigration status.
DHS says it will appeal the federal court ruling. However, all three courts said the plaintiffs were likely to succeed on the merits. For now, America wins, and Biden loses, again.
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