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Collins Statement on SCOTUS Decision to Uphold Trump Administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols

Mar 11, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, today commended the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to block the Ninth Circuit injunction which would have stopped the Trump Administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) in California and Arizona.  MPP allows many individuals to wait in Mexico while their asylum case is processed in immigration court.  

“The Trump Administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) is a reasonable, lawful policy that is working to stop the flood of migrants at our southern border and ultimately helping keep Americans safe. The Supreme Court made the right decision to allow MPP to continue while the case makes its way through the federal courts. By requiring many individuals to wait in Mexico while their immigration cases proceed through the courts, this policy has helped the Department of Homeland Security better process migrants and has removed the incentive provided by the guarantee of catch-and-release," said Collins. 

“The Ninth Circuit’s decision to enjoin is yet another reason Congress must work to solidify the strong immigration reforms that President Trump has put in place. Activist judges around the country are wrongly using their power to restrict President Trump’s authority. I will continue to advocate in Congress for meaningful and necessary statutory reform to support President Trump’s efforts and keep our communities safe.”

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