(FreedomBeacon.com)- Just recently, the Supreme Court reinstated the “Remain in Mexico” policy that was created under the Trump administration.
And even though that hasn’t been back in place for very long now, officials with the Border Patrol said the policy is already having a great effect on the southern border. The officials told Fox News recently that they’re turning away more migrants than they were before.
The source within the Border Patrol works in La Joya, Texas. The source said Border Patrol is sending every family who crosses the border illegally back to Mexico. The only exceptions are if one of the migrants is pregnant or if the family is traveling with a child less than 1 year old.
Last month, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to deny a Biden administration request to stop a ruling from the federal court that re-instated Trump’s policy. The official name of the policy is the Migrant Protection Protocols. It was passed in 2019, and forced migrants to remain in Mexico while they were awaiting hearings in the United States.
Not long after he took office, President Joe Biden began dismantling Trump’s policy. He officially put an end to it back in June, as part of a larger package of policies regarding border security.
Once that happened, the states of Missouri and Texas sued the federal government. The argued it was in breach of the Administrative Procedures Act and was causing harm to their states.
Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk told the Biden administration it had “to enforce and implement MPP in good faith” until it was “lawfully rescinded” to be in compliance with APA. The federal government also had to have enough capacity at detention centers to detain every migrant who was subject to a mandatory detention.
The Department of Homeland Security said it disagreed with the Supreme Court ruling but said it would “comply with the order in good faith.” It also released a statement in August that read:
“Alongside interagency partners, DHS has begun to engage with the Government of Mexico in diplomatic discussions surrounding the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). DHS remains committed to building a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system that upholds our laws and values.”
With MPP being re-established, the U.S. has much tighter security at the southern border than it had in the recent past. That’s because Biden also renewed Title 42 public health protections. These allow migrants to be removed rapidly at the southern border because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
According to data from Customs and Border Protection, roughly 45% of the 212,000 encounters they had with migrants in July alone resulted in an expulsion under Title 42.
Many conservatives have said the Biden administration’s rollback of policies instituted under Trump have fueled the surge of migrants at the southern border. This includes the elimination of the MPP as well as the construction on the border wall being halted.