Trump Scores Another Epic Win Against Dazed And Confused Biden

A United States appeals court turned down an attempt by Biden’s administration to cancel a policy that was put in place by former President Trump. This policy made tens of thousands of migrants wait in Mexico for their cases to be resolved.

President Biden did away with his predecessor’s policy – people often called it the “Remain in Mexico” policy – not long after entering office in January. A judge ruled it must be reinstated after Missouri and Texas sued over the rescission.

Under that policy, which is called the Migrant Protection Protocols, migrants who are seeking asylum have to wait in Mexico for weeks and often years before they get a U.S. court date. They are not allowed to wait for their hearings in the US. Biden publicly denounced the policy while on his campaign trail. Advocates for immigration have stated that migrants who are stuck in border cities face many dangers including kidnappings.

Biden’s administration issued a memo that would terminate MPP with hopes it would win against any legal challenges. But the memo did not convince the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The court said in a ruling this week that the United States Department of Homeland Security “has the power to make a huge policy reversal — that would affect billions of dollars and many people — all they have to do is type a new Word document and post it online. No ordinary rule making procedures, no input from Congress, and no judicial review.”

The judges wrote in a 117-page opinion, “The Department of Homeland Security has not come close to shouldering its massive burden to show that it can produce laws in a vacuum.”

The White House and the United States Department of Justice didn’t respond immediately to a request for comment.

The administration sent the first of the asylum seekers back to Mexico last week in compliance with the order from the court.

Republicans have criticized the number of migrants that have been caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. The number has increased to record highs this year.

Some of the migrants that are arrested at the border, however, are expelled quickly without being offered a chance to seek asylum under a different policy made by Trump that was put in place at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which Biden has kept in place.

Author: Scott Dowdy