The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a win to President Trump on Wednesday by allowing his administration to continue enforcing the "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy as litigation surrounding it continues.
H/T: Fox News
BREAKING: #SCOTUS blocks 9th Cir. order halting Trump's return-to-Mexico asylum policy pending further litigation at high court. 9th Cir found policy illegal and would've blocked it in CA/AZ effective tomorrow. Sotomayor is only recorded dissenter. Order: https://t.co/Dab2uRb4hD— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) March 11, 2020
Last week, the military shifted 160 Army troops already deployed to the southern border region after a crowd began assembling at an El Paso crossing in response to a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that temporarily struck down the program known as ‘Remain in Mexico,’ which requires asylum seekers to stay in Mexico while they wait for their case to be adjudicated.
From the ruling:
The application for stay presented to Justice Kagan and by her referred to the Court is granted, and the district court’s April 8, 2019 order granting a preliminary injunction is stayed pending the timely filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari. Should the petition for a writ of certiorari be denied, this stay shall terminate automatically. In the event the petition for a writ of certiorari is granted, the stay shall terminate upon the sending down of the judgment of this Court.
Justice Sotomayor would deny the application.
Read the full ruling below.