White House Requests Supreme Court Review of Remain in Mexico Policy

Asking for the High Court to review the policy when in session in April.

The president’s administration has asked the Supreme Court to review their case on the “Remain in Mexico Policy” instituted in 2019.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the White House appeal to allow an end to the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), which is the official name of the Remain in Mexico Policy. The appeals court upheld a lower court’s determination that the Department of Homeland Security’s termination of the policy was improper.

Soon after assuming office, President Biden sought to end MPP, but Texas and Missouri sued in an effort to keep the law in place, calling it a “common sense” approach to asylum law. The Fifth Circuit said the new proposed approach to the policy was as “unlawful as it is illogical.”

In its petition to the Supreme Court, the Justice Department said the high court should review the case as previous decisions against it were made on “erroneous interpretations” of federal law, namely the Immigration and Nationality Act and the Administrative Procedure Act.

In the filing, administration officials asked for an expedited briefing to allow for arguments in the case in the Supreme Court’s sitting in April.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the U.S. Supreme Court as they determine whether to review the Remain In Mexico policy.
  • For the president and administration officials as they continued to work to address the complex concerns facing immigration and those entering the country illegally.

Sources: The Hill, ABC News


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