The Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for the Biden administration to end the so-called “Stay in Mexico” policy, a rule first implemented under former President Donald Trump that required migrants arriving at the southern border to outside the US waiting for their asylum hearings.
In a 5-4 opinion drafted by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court rejected arguments from Republican-led states seeking to force officials to adhere to policies. memo ending the program should have been considered by lower courts.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh joined Roberts’ view, along with Liberal judges Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Judges Samuel Alito and Amy Comey Barrett filed separate dissenting opinions.
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