Courthouse Steps Decision: Biden v. Texas

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On June 30, 2022, the Supreme Court decided Biden v. Texas.

In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that the Biden administration can end the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), an immigration enforcement program put in place under the Trump administration.

Under MPP (colloquially known as "Remain in Mexico"), many individuals seeking asylum in the United States after entering via the southern border were sent back to Mexico to await their court dates. Soon after taking office President Biden sought to end the program, but the administration was ordered to continue enforcing the Protocols by a federal district court and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Please join Professor Ilya Somin as he breaks down the ruling and its implications for immigration policy and administrative law.


  • Prof. Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University


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