SCOTUS Gives Trump Admin Greenlight on Remain in Mexico Policy

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Posted: Mar 11, 2020 3:15 PM
SCOTUS Gives Trump Admin Greenlight on Remain in Mexico Policy

Source: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday afternoon that the Trump Administration’s “Return to Mexico,” also known as the Migrants Protection Protocol, can be enforced, in a direct rebuke to a federal injunction in opposition to the policy. The injunction would have halted the program in California and Arizona.

The Administration's landmark policy, which has 60,000 people enrolled, forces asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their cases are reviewed. MPP aims to deter illegal immigration.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals originally struck the policy: 

The high court’s ruling is not a stance on the constitutionality of the Trump Administration’s migrant program, but rather a chance for MPP to go through the judicial process.