Biden Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Hear ‘Remain in Mexico’ Case | U.S. News®


WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Biden administration on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court whether it needed to continue to implement a Trump-era policy that has forced tens of thousands of migrants to wait in Mexico for the resolution of their U.S. asylum cases.

Under the 2019 policy put in place by former President Donald Trump, officially called the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), migrants seeking asylum must wait weeks and sometimes years in Mexico for a U.S. court date instead of being allowed to await their hearings in the United States.

After a federal court ruled he had to reinstate MPP, the Biden administration re-issued a memo terminating it in the hopes it would overcome the legal challenges.

But the conservative-leaning 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was not convinced by the new memo, saying in its ruling on Dec. 13, that “simply by typing out a new Word document and posting it on the internet” was not sufficient.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Tim Ahmann and Sandra Maler)

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