Judge Orders “Remain in Mexico” Policy Restored

More than 212,000 illegal aliens were apprehended in July alone.

A U.S. district court judge has ordered the president’s administration to reinstate the prior administration’s policy that requires migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. to remain in Mexico while their requests are reviewed. The 53-page ruling is seen as a victory for border states overrun by the recent migrant surge. 

Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk ruled that the Department of Homeland Security “failed to consider several critical factors, including the benefits of the remain in Mexico policy” and did not follow the law in rescinding the program. He sharply criticized the Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, noting he ignored his own agency’s data showing 9 of 10 asylum claims from high-volume countries in the Northern Triangle were frivolous, and that ending the policy might create a surge of migrants at the border.

“By ignoring its own previous assessment on the importance of deterring meritless asylum applications without ‘a reasoned analysis for the change,’ defendants acted arbitrarily and capriciously,” Judge Kacsmaryk ruled.

The judge also ruled the revocation of the policy “has contributed to the current border surge” and put unnecessary strain on border and interior states who have been overrun by migrants.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For federal judges as they hear and decide immigration cases.
  • For the president’s administration to uphold existing immigration laws.
  • For state officials dealing with the influx of migrants and the issues they bring with them.

Sources: Just The News, CNBC


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