Mexico’s stay policy required many foreigners to stay on the Mexican side of the southern border while awaiting the results of their asylum applications.
Previously, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit blocked the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to end the stay-in-Mexico policy after DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas drafted a new memorandum in a second attempt to scrap the program. A decision in August by Federal Judge Matthew Kaczmaryk in Amarillo struck Mayorkas’ first memorandum ending the MPP.
The country’s high court declined a call after Kaczmaryk’s decision. However, on February 18, the Supreme Court granted the administration’s motion for a chance to argue that it should be allowed to end the stay-in-Mexico policy, which was first instituted by former President Trump in early 2019.
The issues in dispute are whether Title 8 of the U.S. Code requires the federal government to implement the MPP and whether the Fifth Circuit was correct in its decision to invalidate Mayorkas’ second memorandum, which he issued on October 21 of last year after the DHS dragged its feet for months to comply with the order of Kaczmaryk.
Attorneys General Ken Paxton of Texas and Eric Schmitt of Missouri alleged that Mayorkas’ termination of the MPP violated the Administrative Procedure Act and other federal laws.
The pleadings will take place before the Republican of May 24 runoff between Paxton and his opponent, Land Commissioner George P. Bush.
Paxton touted his lawsuit against Biden challenging the president’s decision unsuccessful efforts drastically reduce illegal immigration. bush too Biden sued on its decision to halt construction of the federal border wall project.
A copy of the Supreme Court document detailing the issues presented in the appeal can be found below.