SCOTUS Rules In Favor of Trump, Handing Him One of His Biggest Wins Yet
The Supreme Court of the United States has just handed President Trump yet one more huge win.
The policy which is known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) requires that those individuals who are seeking asylum at the southern border must stay in Mexico while the U.S. considers whether or not to grant them asylum.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals had stated that they would block Trump’s policy in Arizona and California. Beyond those two states the Ninth Court has no jurisdiction.
According to Fox News,
“The application for stay presented to Justice Kagan and by her referred to the Court is granted, and the district court’s April 8, 2019 order granting a preliminary injunction is stayed pending the timely filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari,” the Supreme Court said in an order, which noted that Justice Sonia Sotomayor opposed the Trump administration’s stay application.
The high court action came a day before the lower court order was to have taken effect. Instead, the “Remain in Mexico” policy will remain in force while a lawsuit challenging it plays out in the courts.
The Justice Department responded Wednesday by saying the high court’s order restores “the government’s ability to manage the Southwest border and to work cooperatively with the Mexican government to address illegal immigration.”
“We are gratified that the Supreme Court granted a stay, which prevents a district court injunction from impairing the security of our borders and the integrity of our immigration system,” a DOJ spokesman said.
The policy was introduced in January of last year in which it started in San Diego and has since expanded. Since the introduction of the policy, approximately 60,000 migrants who are “seeking asylum” have been returned to Mexico to wait for their cases to be reviewed.
Litigation is still continuing on the policy, but in the meantime, the rule stands.