President Joe Biden spent his first few days in the White House literally rushing to undo most of the immigration and border security policies put in place by his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, and we now know what a disastrous decision that has proven to be.
Luckily, a Texas-based federal judge has also seen the error of his ways, as a ruling came down on Friday stating that the Biden administration is to immediately reenact Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocol, the Washington Examiner reports.
The decision came about after two states, Texas and Missouri, filed a lawsuit against the administration over the suspension of Trump’s program, which seemed to work quite well.
District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, in his ruling, determined that the Biden administration was in violation of the law when they suspended Trump’s policy in January, and then once again when the order was formally deleted in June.
Kacsmaryk ruled that the “Remain in Mexico” policy is to still be in full effect until it’s legally suspended.
“Defendants are ordered to enforce and implement MPP in good faith until such time as it has been lawfully rescinded in compliance with the [Administrative Procedures Act] and until such a time as the federal government has sufficient detention capacity to detain all aliens subject to mandatory detention,” the federal judge wrote.
At the crux of the lawsuit brought forth by Missouri and Texas is the fact that migrants being kept in the United States, in record numbers, have put undo stress on communities across the country who have to shoulder the burden of feeding, housing, and otherwise babysitting the migrants, which costs untold amounts of money.
Kacsmaryk’s ruling couldn’t have come soon enough, as the Biden administration continues to turn a blind eye to record-setting numbers of migrants pouring across the border, causing unneeded stress on local and state resources.
Hopefully, the ruling will help ease the burden, at least for a little while.