Supreme Court agrees to hear key cases on Trump immigration policies

The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will hear two key cases related to President Trump’s immigration policies.

One case involves the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” asylum policy, and the other deals with funding for the wall being constructed on the U.S.-Mexico border.

In Wolf v. Innovation Law Lab, the Trump administration is appealing lower-court rulings invalidating its “Migrant Protection Protocols” – the so-called “Remain in Mexico” program – for non-Mexican asylum-seekers, mostly coming from Central America.

The policy, which was established in January 2019, was aimed a reducing the flow of people entering the U.S. to seek asylum. Under this policy, they are returned to Mexico to await their hearings there instead of being allowed into the U.S. The policy was first enforced at the San Ysidro, Calif., port of entry before being extended across the entire border.

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