WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA), the top Republican on the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Biden administration in allowing an end to the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) or “Remain in Mexico” policy. The case will now return to a lower court to determine if the policy was terminated properly.

“The Remain in Mexico policy has been a critical tool for law enforcement. Since day one, the Biden administration has worked to dismantle successful Trump-era policies. Ending Remain in Mexico will further weaken our already deteriorated border security. Congress should codify the security mechanisms of Remain in Mexico and Title 42. Law enforcement needs those tools to reestablish operational control and stop the massive disintegration of our sovereignty at the border. We will not stop fighting for pro-law enforcement, pro-border security policies in Congress.”

Congressman Higgins has been a vocal supporter of the Remain in Mexico policy. He most recently spoke in favor of its enforcement during a Homeland Security Committee hearing on March 2, 2022. The hearing is available here.


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