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The Courts Restore the 'Remain in Mexico' Program: An End to Judicial Deference?

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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How Many Central Americans are Traveling North? An Update

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.

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Supreme Court Filings in Emergency Wall Case

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.

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