Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted by various media outlets about the Supreme Court’s decision allowing the Biden administration to end the Trump-era “remain in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers:
- “Supreme Court: Biden Can End Trump-Era Asylum Policy,” Washington Post, June 30, 2022. Steve said that the Biden administration does not need to take any further action to end the policy, but that Texas and Missouri can pursue a challenge over whether the administration followed appropriate procedures in ending the program. Read the article here.
- “Immigration Advocates Are Cheering the Supreme Court’s Decision on ‘Remain in Mexico,’ ” National Public Radio, June 30, 2022. Steve said that “it is an important victory today for the Biden administration on immigration, but it’s not going to stop states like Texas and Louisiana and Arizona from challenging the Biden administration on every immigration policy that they can.” Read the article here.
- “Former Trump ‘Remain in Mexico’ Asylum Policy Is Not Enforceable, U.S. Supreme Court Says,” National Law Journal, June 30, 2022. Steve said, “The decision is significant for several reasons. First, the Supreme Court preserved its right to decide the merits of an immigration controversy, even if immigration law bars lower courts from issuing an injunction. Second, the Court held that the immigration statute gives discretion to immigration officials on who to admit to the United States while they await an immigration hearing. Third, the majority noted that by interpreting federal law to require the return to Mexico of asylum seekers, the court of appeals in the case burdened the executive branch’s ability to conduct foreign relations with Mexico.” Read the article here (registration required).
Steve was quoted by the Associated Press in many news outlets regarding a Texas court’s striking down the Biden administration’s immigration enforcement guidelines. Steve noted that many people living in the United States without authorization will now be afraid to leave their homes out of concern they may be detained, even if they are otherwise law-abiding. Prioritizing whom to arrest and deport is a necessity, he said: “We simply don’t have enough ICE agents to pick up and put into proceedings everyone who violates our immigration law.” Read “Biden Suspends Rules Limiting Immigrant Arrest, Deportation,” here.