A federal judge in Texas has issued a stay to prevent the Department of Homeland Security from ending the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” program.
“This action has a complex procedural history, having gone from this Court to the Fifth Circuit, to the Supreme Court, and back to this Court on remand,” U.S. District Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk wrote in his decision.
The Trump-appointed judge likened the procedural wrangling over the policy to The Hobbit. “Or ‘there and back again,” he wrote. ” See J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (1937).”
Indeed, it’s a mess. Biden has been there and back again to the Supreme Court, and in between, appellate courts have gone back and forth on whether the program should be terminated. Read more…