Biden seeks end to Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy with new Supreme Court request

The Biden administration asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday to rule on whether the Department of Homeland Security must maintain a Trump-era policy known as “Remain in Mexico,” which President Joe Biden is trying to eliminate.

The administration asked the justices in a court filing to decide whether Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is required to implement a directive issued during the Trump administration that forces thousands of asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico until their U.S. court dates. A federal appeals court twice thwarted the Biden administration’s attempts to terminate the policy.

The administration said this month that it would restart the policy after it lost previous court battles.

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