The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Biden administration properly ended a Trump-era policy forcing some U.S. asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico.
The Biden administration has begun expelling Cubans and Nicaraguans to Mexico under pandemic-related powers to deny migrants a chance to seek asylum, expanding use of the rule even as it publicly says it has been trying to unwind it, officials said Wednesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned lower court orders that have blocked the Biden administration from ending a controversial Trump-era immigration program for asylum-seekers.
President Joe Biden halted the “Remain in Mexico” policy his first day in office. That policy will be argued Tuesday before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Migrants attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border at the highest level in two decades as the U.S. prepares for even larger numbers with the expected lifting of a pandemic-era order that turned away asylum seekers.
The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled new procedures to handle asylum claims at the U.S. southern border, hoping to decide cases in months instead of years.