A federal District Court Judge has made a ruling that is sure to give the Biden administration serious pause. No matter, though. They are being told that they must reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program from the Trump era. Those who have been wishing for enhanced border security are certainly going to look upon this as a major win.
The federal government will have a week to file an emergency appeal before the order becomes final. We already know that the order is going to be repealed. This is an absolute no-brainer for the Biden administration. They need to be seen fighting back by the progressives who love them so much.
Matthew Kacsmaryk, a judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, is a Trump nominee. When Biden came into office, he knew that he had to undo everything that Trump nominees had done. The aforementioned program, which is also known as the Remain In Mexico program, was one of the first to go.
From there, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was forced to file suit against the current administration, in order to get the program reinstated (as it should be). Once the program was officially ended in June, DHS announced that those who have closed cases and are still seeking asylum will be allowed to cross the border into the United States anyway.
Once Paxton filed the lawsuit, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt joined as well. These two argued in favor of MPP reduced detention and enforcement burdens for the Department of Homeland Security. Now that Schmitt is running for a seat on the United States Senate, he says that one of the primary focuses for his office is human trafficking. He wants to put a stop to it, in all of its forms.
We just won our second immigration lawsuit against the Biden Admin! They unlawfully tried to shut down the legal and effective Remain-in-Mexico program, but #Texas and Missouri wouldn’t have it.
Together we sued, and just handed Biden yet another major loss! pic.twitter.com/Tcxte8gF6H
— Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) August 14, 2021
BREAKING: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt just won a MAJOR immigration lawsuit against the Biden Administration. This evening, a federal court sided with Missouri and Texas and ordered the Biden Admin to REINSTATE the "Remain in Mexico" policy. Big win for border security! pic.twitter.com/JXQYJXKAvU
— Attorney General Eric Schmitt (@AGEricSchmitt) August 14, 2021
The Remain In Mexico program would put a stop to the flow of women and children and the crimes that are associated with human trafficking. Schmitt believes that the judge’s order will help immensely when it comes to combating human trafficking and enhancing our nation’s border security.
The judge agrees with the concept of Texas and Missouri incurring fiscal injury as a result of these policies. Illegal migration creates all sorts of financial difficulty and Biden’s border crisis is fueling a whole lot of financial anxiety at the moment. The Missouri Times has more:
“The judge also ordered the government to file a monthly report beginning in September that includes total monthly encounters at the border, the number of people expelled, total detention capacity, and total monthly number of applicants, among other things.
Kacsmaryk, a Trump appointee, said suspending the MPP has caused “fiscal injury” to Missouri and Texas, pointing specifically to costs associated with health care, education, and enforcement and correctional services.”
For their part, Schmitt and Paxton are already declaring victory. “ANOTHER VICTORY! We just won our second immigration lawsuit against the Biden Admin! They unlawfully tried to shut down the legal and effective Remain-in-Mexico program, but #Texas and Missouri wouldn’t have it. Together we sued, and just handed Biden yet another major loss!” read the tweet from the Texas Attorney General account.
Meanwhile, Biden and company are in a tough spot, as it gets harder and harder to hide the extent of what is going on at the border. DHS Secretary Mayorkas finally visited and has admitted that the current situation is not sustainable. Audio has leaked from this conversation and Republicans have seized on it as evidence that they have proven right about the border issues. Per the Missouri Times:
“DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who is named in the lawsuit, has come under fire from Republicans after leaked audio surfaced of him calling the situation at the border “unsustainable” while speaking to Border Patrol agents. Authorities made more than 212,000 apprehensions at the border in July, a 13 percent increase from June, he has publicly said.”
The numbers are not lying. At long last, something is being done about it!