President Trump has been working non-stop, for years, to work on border security and American sovereignty — and he was handed a major win by the Supreme Court in that mission.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court announced that the controversial “Remain in Mexico” policy — which ensures that those seeking asylum from Mexico are not admitted entrance to the U.S. while undergoing the asylum process — was approved in a near unanimous vote.
The only justice to defect from the majority was Obama-appointed Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
“Known officially as Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), the policy aims to curb entry into the U.S. by asylum-seekers, many of whom are Central American migrants. More than 60,000 asylum-seekers have been barred from entry since the program was implemented just over a year ago, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS),” The Hill reports.
Additionally, a court filing by revealed that the program has been used to “process tens of thousands of aliens applying for asylum … without the need to detain the applicants in the United States during the weeks and months it takes to process their applications.’
The policy came into question by the left in April 2019, when critics deemed it an offensive policy that endangers those seeking asylum from the hardships of Central America.
A California federal district court then ruled that MPP was in violation of both international human rights and U.S. immigration law, ultimately ordering that the practice be stopped completely.
Nevertheless, the Trump administration challenged it and were ultimately victorious.