The Supreme Court of the United States authorized this Thursday the president, Joe Bidento abolish the “Stay in Mexico” program, an immigration policy established by his predecessor, Donald Trump, which forces asylum seekers to wait for their case to be resolved outside of US territory.
On his first day in the White House, Biden tried to end this program, but a federal judge in Texas ordered to reinstate it and the Government appealed to the Supreme Court, which has ruled in its favor considering that the decision does not violate the law.
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The highest US judicial instance did not evaluate the immigration policy of Trumpofficially known as Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), but the legality of Biden’s decision to end the program.
With five votes in favor and four against, the Supreme Court judges considered that the memorandum issued in October last year by the Government to end the “Stay in Mexico” did not violate federal immigration law.
As part of its zero tolerance policy towards migration, Trump In 2019, he established the MPPs, a policy highly criticized by human rights organizations, which affected more than 60,000 asylum seekers, most of whom were stranded in camps on the Mexican border.
Biden tried to rescind this policy last year, but faced opposition from the attorneys general of Texas and Missouri, who managed to get a federal judge in the former state to order the reinstatement of MPPs.
In August, a federal appeals court and the Supreme Court rejected government efforts to block the Texas judge’s ruling.
In October, the Secretary of National Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, published a memorandum in which he again revoked “stay in mexico”, but the Executive had to reactivate the program after another court ruling.
After negotiating with the Mexican government, USA reactivated the program in December of last year.