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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled the Biden administration must restart the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as “Remain in Mexico.” This Trump-era program has forced more than 71,000 immigrants and asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their court hearings. After President Biden paused the program, a lower court ruled that the government needed to restore it. The federal government then turned to the Supreme Court and asked for a stay on restarting the program, which Justice Samuel Alito granted on Friday. But the Supreme Court said the administration “failed to show a likelihood of success on the claim that the memorandum rescinding the Migrant Protection Protocols was not arbitrary and capricious,” and said it needed to be restored while the courts decide the program’s fate. BuzzFeed News
In other federal immigration news…
House Approves $3.5T Budget Outline
The U.S. House approved a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation blueprint on Wednesday. Among other measures, outline includes provisions for immigration. It would provide a pathway to lawful permanent residency for undocumented children, individuals who arrived from unsafe countries and farmworkers. “This legislation will be the biggest and perhaps most controversial initiatives that any of us have ever undertaken in our official lives,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Meanwhile Biden referred to the vote as “a step closer to truly investing in the American people.” USA TODAY