A federal appeals court has denied a stay of a ruling last week ordering President Joe Biden to reinstate former President Donald Trump’s Remain In Mexico policy.
Judges from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Jennifer Elrod, appointed by former President George W. Bush and Andy Oldham and Cory Wilson, both appointed by Trump, rejected an appeal by the Biden administration to stay last week’s order by Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk, appointed by Trump.
The appeals court judges wrote that rescinding the policy was harming border states, and Texas in particular.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is required to consider the impact of his policies on the states and border towns, they continued, and he failed to do so, they said.
The Remain in Mexico policy, known as Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), was effective at addressing “perverse incentives,” because people without a legitimate claim to asylum were beginning to give up trying to enter the U.S. because they were not allowed to remaint there while waiting for a hearing, they concluded.
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