Supreme Court overturns arguments in two Trump-era immigration cases

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Washington – The Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned arguments scheduled for the coming weeks in two immigration disputes over policies adopted by former President Donald Trump to curb illegal immigration to the United States.

The court granted a request from the new Biden administration to remove legal battles from its schedule of arguments and delay additional filings in light of President Biden’s immigration directives unraveling the policies of his predecessor.

Judges were ready to hear oral argument in the cases during the last week of February and the first week of March. The first dispute, which was scheduled to be debated on February 22, concerned Mr. Trump’s efforts to redirect $ 2.5 billion in military funds to pay for the construction of more than 160 kilometers of barriers along the US-Mexico border.

The second case, scheduled for March 1, challenged the Trump administration’s migrant protection protocols, also known as the “Stay in Mexico” Politics. The policy required Central American migrants and other Spanish-speaking asylum seekers at the southern border to remain in Mexico for the duration of their immigration process. But these procedures have been suspended indefinitely under the Trump administration due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Biden, during his first weeks in office, issued a series of executive measures related to the immigration system. On his inauguration day, the president ended the declaration of national emergency used by Mr. Trump to divert military funds to build the wall, halting construction of the barrier. Then, this week, he issued an order demanding a review of the Trump administration’s “stay in Mexico” policy, which required 70,000 asylum seekers to stay outside the United States while their cases were pending. judged.

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