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Justices Will Decide If Biden Can Drop 'Remain In Mexico' Policy

The U.S. Remain in Mexico policy, otherwise known as Migrant Protection Protocols, means immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S. must stay in Mexico while they wait for a judge to consider the application. Activists and organizations like the American Immigration Council have called the policy dangerous for thousands of people seeking aid on the border. Now the Supreme Court says it will decide whether Biden can repeal the Trump-era policy, NPR reports.

Remain in Mexico was challenged shortly after it was announced. The practice was blocked by a California judge, although the Supreme Court soon intervened and allowed it to proceed while appeals were pending. policy. When the Biden administration rescinded Remain in Mexico, Texas and Missouri sued to keep the measure in effect. The Justices set an expedited argument ifor mid-April, and will likely issue a decision in June.