Judge orders Biden to reimplement Trump's "Remain in Mexico" border protocols

Aug 16th

How do you like them apples?

Federal judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk ordered President Joe Biden's administration to reimplement the "Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)" policy from former President Donald Trump's administration.

"The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) are a U.S. Government action whereby certain foreign individuals entering or seeking admission to the U.S. from Mexico – illegally or without proper documentation – may be returned to Mexico and wait outside of the U.S. for the duration of their immigration proceedings," the policy reads.

The policy is also referred to as "Remain in Mexico," which kinda gives me Kamala Harris vibes, I don't know about you.

Kacsmaryk said the Biden administration must "enforce and implement [MPP] in good faith until such a time as it has been lawfully rescinded in compliance with the [Adminstrative Procedure Act] and until such a time as the federal government has sufficient detention capacity to detain all aliens subject to mandatory detention under Section 1255 without releasing any aliens because of a lack of detention resources."

Did I mention Judge Kacsmaryk was appointed by Trump? 😏

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called it "ANOTHER VICTORY!"

That's usually a good sign that you made the right call on border security.

Just in case there was any doubt, Paxton also called it another "major loss" for Biden.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who filed the initial lawsuit with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, called it a "Big win for border security!"

"Before the Migrant Protection Protocols were enacted by the Trump Administration, illegal aliens hoping to gain entry into the United States would attempt to 'game' the immigration system by traveling from a third country like Guatemala or Nicaragua through Mexico and claiming asylum in the United States," Schmitt said.

"More often than not, those who made unmeritorious or unsubstantiated claims for asylum were arrested at the border, given a notice to appear, and admitted into the United States. Those who were released into the interior often never showed up to their court dates and disappeared."

He's not exaggerating.

"These protocols significantly reduced detention and enforcement burdens on the Department of Homeland Security and others," Schmitt continued. "On January 20, 2021, President Biden suspended the Migrant Protection Protocols in a two-sentence memo. [Judge Kacsmaryk's] order completely vacated that memo."


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