- On Tuesday, April 26, The US Supreme Court will review the «remain in Mexico» immigration policy.
- Removing the measure will make crossing the border more difficult for migrants.
- «Those who cannot establish a legal basis to remain in the United States will be removed,» said the Secretary of Homeland Security
On Tuesday, April 26, the US Supreme Court will review a Trump-era immigration policy known as Title 42 or “Remain in Mexico” after President Biden’s administration confirmed its decision to end the measure on May 23.
President Biden stopped the “remain in Mexico” policy on his first day in office. However, a judge forced him to reinstate it in December. Just 3,000 migrants were registered at the end of March, which had little impact during a period in which authorities stopped migrants about 700,000 times at the border.
End of Title 42 worsens border crossing
Despite what many think, the repeal of the Title 42 policy will make it more difficult to cross the border from Mexico into the United States. According to officials from the Biden administration, the end of Title 42 could make it harder for migrants trying to cross the border since it is likely that the new measures will include stricter immigration enforcement, according to AS.
“Once the Title 42 Order is no longer in effect, DHS will process people found at the border under Title 8, which is the standard procedure we use to place people in removal proceedings. […] Let me be clear: those who cannot establish a legal basis to remain in the United States will be removed,» Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement.
What will the Supreme Court evaluate?
The policy was put into place under President Donald Trump, who enrolled some 70,000 migrants after launching it in 2019 and made it a centerpiece of efforts to deter asylum seekers. The Associated Press reviewed.
The issue before the Supreme Court is whether the policy is discretionary and can end, as the Biden administration argues, or is the only way to comply with what Texas and Missouri say is a Congressional mandate not to release migrants in the United States. USA. Filed Under: End of Title 42.
What can migrants expect?
Without adequate detention facilities, the states argue that the administration’s only option is to have migrants wait in Mexico for asylum hearings in the U.S. The two sides also disagree on whether the way the administration terminated the policy complies with a federal law that requires agencies to follow certain rules and explain their actions.
A ruling is expected shortly after the administration ends another key Trump-era border policy, lifting pandemic-related authority to expel migrants without the ability to apply for asylum on May 23. The decision to end the authority of Title 42, named for a 1944 public health law, is being legally challenged by 22 states and faces a growing divide within Biden’s Democratic Party. Filed Under: End of Title 42.
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