Supreme Court halts reinstating ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is temporarily halting a judge’s order that would have forced the government to reinstate a Trump administration policy forcing thousands to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S.

Justice Samuel Alito issued the temporary stay late Friday night.

It will remain in effect until Tuesday night so the high court can consider filings in the case.

A federal judge in Texas ordered last week that the program, informally known as “Remain in Mexico,” be reinstated Saturday.

The Biden administration appealed to the 5th U.S. Circuit Appeal in New Orleans and asked for a delay in re-implementing the program, pending appeal. But that was denied.

The policy required migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. to turn back to Mexico.