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Only four months after President Biden’s disastrous decision to end former President Trump’s successful ‘remain in Mexico’ policy, a federal judge has ruled that Biden’s termination of the program violated the law.

The Trump policy formally called the ‘Migrant Protection Protocols’ (MPP) required migrant asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their U.S. court hearings, rather than simply being released into the United States after crossing the border.

Now, per the judge’s order, Team Biden will temporarily reinstate the protocols in mid-November as the administration prepares yet another attempt to end the program. According to The Blaze:

…Trump implemented the MPP policy in 2019 as a means of ensuring that migrants who traveled to the southern border claiming to seek asylum did not enter the country illegally and then disappear before their court hearings. An estimated 68,000 migrants were returned to Mexico under Trump’s policy, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

But Biden campaigned against MPP, claiming it was somehow “inhumane.” Soon after he took office, Biden paused the program as part of a wider effort to reverse most of Trump’s immigration and border security policies. The result was a massive surge of illegal migrants and chaos at the Mexico border unprecedented in the past decade.

The Blaze continued:

In April, Missouri and Texas sued the Biden administration, arguing that pausing MPP led to a surge of illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border that inflicted costs on the states. The Department of Homeland Security attempted to officially rescind the policy in June, when DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said it did not “adequately or sustainably enhance border management.”

Then in August, a federal judge blocked the Biden administration from enacting its plan to end the “remain in Mexico” policy. The Biden administration appealed its case to the U.S. Supreme Court, which refused to take it up in a 6-3 decision, leaving the lower court’s ruling in effect.

Now, according to Reuters, the Biden administration is in the tricky position of having to restart the “remain in Mexico” program while also trying to end it. 

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Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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John M
John M
1 month ago

Brandon couldn’t pour water from a boot if the instructions were written on the heel.

sam
sam
1 month ago

Let’s go Brandon!

Bill
Bill
1 month ago

Guy’s the WORST Ever. I Just HOPE & PRAY they can find a way to Impeach him and SOMEhow by-pass the Black strumpet and we can SURVIVE until ‘24.

LaJo
LaJo
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill

That’s the problem…we won’t be able to avoid the “Black strumpet”…..and after “Strumpet” is Piglosi…even if we could get that far….we just need to get some power back… hopefully…with the next elections and try to keep them at bay til ’24….but if anybody has better plan…I’m all for it.

Chris
Chris
1 month ago
Reply to  LaJo

If we regain the house and get rid of Brandon and Strumpet we will survive.

FedUp
FedUp
1 month ago
Reply to  LaJo

Remember “Strumpet” can pick her VP and there are some real whack jobs she has to choose from.

Lars Fennesy
Lars Fennesy
1 month ago
Reply to  FedUp

Just IMAGINE if you will, THAT piece o’ SHIT
b tch as President of the United States!!!
Sorry, that was such a vile thought I’m ASHAMED of myself.

Burt Walcott
Burt Walcott
1 month ago
Reply to  LaJo

Yeah, like a Triple Assass