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‘Remain in Mexico’ policy: Supreme Court says Biden can end Trump-era immigration policy
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‘Remain in Mexico’ policy: Supreme Court says Biden can end Trump-era immigration policy

The ruling was 5-4, and states that immigration law gives the federal government the discretion to end the program, formally known as Migrant Protection Protocols. The case will go back down to lower courts for additional proceedings around his latest attempt to end the program. A hold on Biden's bid to end the program remains in place, but Thursday's ruling suggested that that order should be lifted shortly. Writing for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts said that the relevant immigration statute "plainly confers a discretionary authority to return aliens to Mexico during the pendency of their immigration proceedings.""The use of the word 'may" in" the law question, Roberts wrote, "makes clear that contiguous-territory return is a tool that the (DHS) Secretary 'has the authority, bu...