Hoeven Statement on SCOTUS Decision Allowing Biden Administration to Discontinue Remain in Mexico Policy

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued its opinion in Biden v. Texas, allowing the Biden administration to discontinue the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) or Remain in Mexico Policy, a Trump-era policy requiring individuals applying for asylum to wait in Mexico while their immigration case is processed.

“The growing crisis at the border is due to the Biden administration’s policies and their lack of enforcing key immigration tools,” said Hoeven. “Today’s ruling from the Supreme Court will make the problem worse by allowing the administration to not require people seeking asylum at the southern border to wait in Mexico while their case is adjudicated. We’re disappointed in today’s ruling, but we fully intend to continue our efforts to secure the border and get this border crisis under control. That means building the wall, putting in place the personnel and technology we need and enforcing the law.”