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Supreme Court orders ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy reinstated

Aug. 24, 2021 Updated Tue., Aug. 24, 2021 at 8:02 p.m.

Migrants waiting to cross into the United States await news at the border crossing Feb. 17 in Tijuana, Mexico.  (Elliot Spagat)
Migrants waiting to cross into the United States await news at the border crossing Feb. 17 in Tijuana, Mexico. (Elliot Spagat)
Associated Press

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to block a court ruling ordering the Biden administration to reinstate a Trump-era policy that forces people to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S.

With the three liberal justices in dissent, the court said the administration likely violated federal law in its efforts to rescind the program informally known as Remain in Mexico.

A federal judge in Texas had previously ordered that the program be reinstated last week. Both he and the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused the administration’s request to put the ruling on hold.

Justice Samuel Alito ordered a brief delay to allow the full court time to consider the administration’s appeal.

From wire reports

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