WASHINGTON—Tom Homan, Heritage Foundation visiting fellow and former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), released the following statement Thursday in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Biden administration can end the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico policy (MPP):
“This ruling is a defeat for border security, for the rule of law, and for commonsense. The Biden administration ended the Remain in Mexico policy that, since its inception in 2019, had reduced illegal border crossings exponentially and helped create the most secure border in our lifetimes. Biden, DHS Secretary Mayorkas, and the open-borders advocates in the administration ended the policy for no other reason than it was a Trump-era policy standing in the way of their open-borders agenda.
“Not only did ending the policy violate U.S. law, but as we saw with Judge Robert Summerhays’ recent ruling preventing the Biden administration from foolishly ending Title 42, the courts are recognizing the skyrocketing costs that will be forced on the states if the Biden administration gets its way with these reckless, irresponsible, and dangerous policies. Indeed, every state in this country is already experiencing those costs, and with the Biden border crisis literally getting worse every month, they will only continue to increase. Policies like Remain in Mexico and Title 42 are the last seawalls holding back a crushing tidal wave. The Supreme Court’s ruling tosses aside that carefully considered legal analysis.
“The Supreme Court was wrong to let the Biden administration off the hook for its reckless actions. Now, it’s up to Congress to do its part to secure our borders, fix the Biden border crisis, and reduce illegal immigration. If they don’t, we are looking at several more years of open borders under Joe Biden.”