Federal judge Matthew Kacsmaryk delivered a major loss to the Biden administration, ordering them to enforce the Trump era “remain in Mexico” policy in response to a lawsuit from Texas and Missouri.
The two states claimed that the Biden administration’s attempt to terminate the policy was illegal and harmful.
Per Fox News “The two Republican states had sought a preliminary injunction against the administration’s June 1 memo formally ending the policy — officially called the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). They argued that the ending of the policy was in breach of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA).”
“The ruling by Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, orders the Biden administration “to enforce and implement MPP in good faith” until it has been “lawfully rescinded” in compliance with the APA, and until the federal government has enough detention capacity to detail all migrants subject to mandatory detention,” the report adds.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said in a statement after the ruling “My office has been leading the way nationally in fighting human trafficking, and the Biden Administration’s lax border policies increase the risk for human trafficking at the border and, in turn, in Missouri. Today’s massive win was crucial – re-implementing the Migrant Protection Protocols will help secure the border and fight the scourge of human trafficking.”
Meanwhile, Texas AG Ken Paxton tweeted “Together we sued, and just handed Biden yet another major loss!”
We just won our second immigration lawsuit against the Biden Admin! They unlawfully tried to shut down the legal and effective Remain-in-Mexico program, but #Texas and Missouri wouldn’t have it.
Together we sued, and just handed Biden yet another major loss! pic.twitter.com/Tcxte8gF6H
— Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) August 14, 2021