(CNN Spanish) – The US Supreme Court rejected the Biden administration’s request to stay a lower court order requiring the reactivation of the controversial Trump-era immigration policy known as the “Remain in Mexico” program.
Liberal court judges publicly stated that they would have accepted the request to stop the lower court order.
The controversial policy forces migrants to remain in Mexico until the date of their hearing in the United States immigration court.
The Biden administration appealed to the Supreme Court last Friday after the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit said Thursday night that it would not suspend the district court’s order to reactivate the program.
The district court order was issued earlier this month in a lawsuit filed by Republican states challenging the Biden administration’s termination of the program.