The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear the Biden administration's appeal over a Trump-era immigration policy that requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico until their case is heard, instead of being allowed to await their hearings in the United States.
Lower court rulings had forced the administration to reinstate the "Remain in Mexico" policy, officially called the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), that was implemented under the Trump administration in 2019.
Mark Morgan, who was acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection at the time, told The Epoch Times that the MPP was “the most significant game-changer” and largely responsible for a 75 percent drop in illegal crossings.
Arguments will take place in April. A decision is expected by late June.
Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) on Feb. 16 sought an opinion from the Government Accountability Office on whether Mayorkas's memo is subject to the Congressional Review Act, which would mean that Congress could overrule the Biden administration's move to end the policy.