Guest Congressman Katko issues statement on US Supreme Court ruling on “stay in Mexico” policy | Mississippi Politics and News
United States MP Michael Guest discusses bipartisan efforts to address the challenges rural hospitals face during the Rural Healthcare Summit 2019 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
SCOTUS rules The Biden administration cannot expose Immigration policy “stay in Mexico”; resumes the politics of the Trump era.
On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court issued an order that it will not block the order calling for the reinstatement of the Trump-era “Stay in Mexico” policy. This policy requires migrants to wait in Mexico while the United States processes asylum applications and reviews their cases.
Congressman John Katko (R-NY), senior member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, and Mississippi’s Michael Guest (R), vice ranking member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released a statement on the order of the Supreme Court, the Biden administration forcing to restore the Trump administration’s “stay in Mexico” policy.
“Our nation is facing a terrible border crisis as a record number of migrants illegally cross the border, unprecedented levels of known or suspected terrorists are encountered, and US border guards are so understaffed that only a dozen left a 245 monitor. “-Mile stretch of the border“, the two expressed in their joint statement.
Congressman Guest said on social media that the court’s decision will provide relief to a broken immigration system. Gast urged Congress and the White House to act immediately to restore a strong border policy.
This decision by SCOTUS to repeal the measures taken by the Biden administrator will bring relief to our broken immigration system. Unfortunately, the crisis caused by Pres Biden is still raging. Congress and the WH must act now to restore a strong border policy. https://t.co/2bQYNIdcVU
– Congressman Michael Guest (@RepMichaelGuest) August 25, 2021
In June 2021, Guest called for transparency on the abrupt suspension of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy. Congressman Guest wrote a letter to DHS Secretary Mayorkas stating that the Biden administration likely failed to conduct proper analysis or notify relevant stakeholders before the suspension took effect.
“The ministry’s seemingly impulsive announcement lacked explanation, reasoning, or other evidence that the decision was taken after careful deliberation and consultation, both appropriate and required by law by the executive agencies under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA),” Gast wrote in the letter.
Read the full statement from Congressman Katko and Guest below:
“While this is not a final verdict, we are encouraged that the US Supreme Court orders President Biden to resume the Trump administration’s” stay in Mexico “policy. Our nation faces a terrible border crisis as a record number of migrants illegally cross the border, known or suspected terrorists are encountered on unprecedented levels, and U.S. Border Protection agents are so understaffed that only a dozen left a 245- Kilometer long border. Catching and releasing hundreds of thousands of migrants inland is unacceptable, and we see it for what it is: an attempt at a politically meaningful victory for President Biden. However, the “stay in Mexico” policy is an important tool that has been shown to contain the influx of migrants into our country.
“It is time for this government to clarify its internal security priorities. We urge the Biden government, particularly the Department of Homeland Security, to reintroduce and fully enforce this policy. Homeland Security Republicans will continue to closely monitor the restoration. Right now, as the threat of terrorists attempting to exploit President Biden’s open borders policy is mounting and his disastrous foreign policy decisions have created a safe haven for terrorists overseas, our U.S. Border Protection Agency must have every tool in place to ensure security our home. “