The Biden administration on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to decide whether the Homeland Security Department should maintain a Trump-era policy known as “Stay in Mexico,” which President Joe Biden is trying to eliminate.
The administration has asked judges in a court case to decide whether Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is required to implement a directive issued under the Trump administration that forces thousands of asylum seekers to wait in Mexico until their hearing dates in the United States. A federal appeals court has twice thwarted attempts by the Biden administration to terminate the policy.
The administration said this month it would revive the policy after losing previous court battles.
Biden suspended the policy on the first day of his term, pending a review, and Mayorkas announced in June that the administration was formally ending it….