President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is, again, planning to end former President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” program that successfully reduced asylum fraud and helped eliminate the Catch and Release policy.
In June, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that the agency had officially ended Remain in Mexico — the program wherein border crossers seeking asylum in the United States had to stay in Mexico while their cases were adjudicated, ensuring that they were not released into the U.S. interior.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt quickly filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration, arguing that they had unlawfully ended Remain in Mexico.
In August, Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk ordered that the Biden administration reinstate Remain in Mexico, ruling that the administration had in fact unlawfully ended the program by violating the Administrative Procedure Act.
Subsequently, Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) asked the Supreme