As the border situation continues to spiral out of control, Republicans in Washington continue to push for the policies and guidelines that are closer to the Trump administration’s.
This includes the “Remain in Mexico” policy, which many border authorities claimed was working. But President Joe Biden scrapped it during his first week in the Oval Office.
Now, the courts are saying the policy must be reinstated — but it seems like Biden is dragging is feet.
That’s why Texas is leveling a lawsuit against the Biden administration, for apparently “ignoring” a recent Supreme Court ruling.
In an important 6-3 decision last month, the high court refused to grant a stay after a Texas judge ordered Biden’s team to re-implement the policy. This meant the President must comply.
However, since that time, Texas claims they’ve seen no evidence of compliance.
The “Remain in Mexico” policy isn’t back in place, says Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, so they’re taking legal action. And of course, Texas is on the front lines of the ongoing border battle.
Paxton believes Biden is purposely stalling, as he’s reluctant to reinstate a policy he ditched earlier this year.
As he told Fox News:
I think they’re just trying to keep ignoring federal law, keep ignoring the Supreme Court ruling.
The government doesn’t care about federal law clearly, we’ve already established that.
Now they don’t care about all the orders from the courts, including the Supreme Court.
Missouri supports the lawsuit as well, and it accuses the Biden administration of refusing to bring back the Migrant Protection Protocols (also knows as “Remain in Mexico”).
This was a Trump-era idea that kept migrants in Mexico while awaiting immigration proceedings. And it evidently alleviated a lot of strain on border officials and detention facilities.
It also went over well with those concerned about potential criminals simply sitting inside the U.S. when they’re not even legal. It was a fitting counter to the flawed “catch-and-release” tactic.
And as the foreign traveler surge picked up in 2021, calls to reinstate Remain in Mexico began to grow and intensify. Finally, the courts ordered that Biden bring it back.
The Biden administration tried to stop it but even the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to grant a request to stop the order.
So right now, the courts have made their decision — and Texas is saying Biden has just chosen to ignore it.
Texas and Missouri initially argued that the way Biden ended the policy violated federal law. They won that case, the judge said Trump’s policy has to come back, and Biden apparently doesn’t want to do it.
What we want is deadlines, we want some type of deadline for them to take action sooner rather than later.
We won this about a month ago.
He also added: “Hey Mr. President, you have to follow federal law someday.”
Given the current situation at the southern border, Paxton likely isn’t the only southern state leader who echoes this sentiment. If something isn’t done soon, the border appears to be in real danger of breaking.
- Texas is suing the Biden administration for allegedly “ignoring” a Supreme Court order.
- Texas and Missouri won a previous lawsuit, which said Biden must reinstate the “Remain in Mexico” policy.
- But Texas AG Ken Paxton claims this hasn’t happened yet, and accuses the administration of “stalling.”
Source: Fox News