By Tara Kavaler |Arizona Republic
The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to allow President Joe Biden’s administration to end the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy drew outrage Thursday from Arizona’s congressional Republicans and applause from the state’s Democrats.
Also known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, the “Remain in Mexico” program, which started in 2019, mandated that certain people applying for asylum in the United States at the U.S.-Mexico border would have to stay in Mexico while their cases were processed.
Biden’s win in the court comes among a series of setbacks in the judicial system over immigration. That includes a May decision by a federal judge who blocked Biden from ending the controversial border health rule known as Title 42, first implemented in 2020 in reaction to COVID-19, that allows the government to quickly remove asylum seekers.
The Supreme Court’s ruling on the “Remain in Mexico” policy was met with mixed feelings by Arizona’s representatives on Capitol Hill, with Republicans criticizing and Democrats supporting the decision.
Here is what they had to say: