A federal judge in
Formally known as the Migration Protection Protocols, the policy required tens of thousands of migrants seeking asylum in the
The Biden administration argued in briefs that the president has “clear authority to determine immigration policy” and that
In its brief to the
The Trump administration largely stopped using the “Remain in Mexico” policy at the start of the pandemic, at which point it began turning back virtually everyone crossing the Southwest border under a different protocol — a public health order that remains in effect. The Biden administration said the pre-pandemic policy had been “largely dormant” for months even before the outbreak of COVID-19.
Kacsmaryk was nominated to the federal bench by Trump. The 5th Circuit panel that ruled Thursday night included two Trump nominees,