The courts failed to accord deference to executive decisions about foreign affairs and resource allocation in immigration enforcement. The Biden administration’s best move might be to develop a more comprehensive explanation for ending the Migrant Protection Protocols.
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Every month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Mexico's National Migration Institute (Instituto Nacional de Migración, INM) release their migration apprehension numbers that chart the movements of Central Americans across the region. These numbers hint at larger stories of difficult conditions in Central America, varying levels of migratory enforcement in Mexico, and ever-shifting U.S. policies.
On July 12, the government filed an application before the Supreme Court for a stay pending appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Trump v. Sierra Club, concerning the president’s use of military funds to construct his wall along the southern border. The government argues that the district court’s decision to grant an injunction was based on a misreading of the relevant statutory text and that the plaintiffs lack standing to challenge the policy.
Several parties have sued the federal government in connection with the Trump administration's decision to repurpose funds to build a wall along the southern border pursuant to a national emergency declaration.
House v. Mnuchin (District of Columbia)
On Monday, Judge Trevor McFadden of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the House of Representatives lacked standing to sue executive branch departments to prevent them from spending money to build a border wall. The full ruling is below.
On May 7, the Ninth Circuit stayed an injunction against the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. That policy, officially called the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), requires the return of certain migrants to Mexico pending a full immigration court hearing.
Editor's note: This post is a translation of "How Many Central Americans Are Traveling North?," by Stephanie Leutert and Sarah Spalding. The original English version of the post is available here.