(Video: Fox News)
What has been an epic week for conservatives at the Supreme Court ended on a downer when the justices declined to prevent the Biden administration from ending a Trump-era immigration policy requiring asylum-seeking illegal immigrants to stay on the other side of the border until their cases were resolved, a big win for the left which has been battered by several major rulings that went against them.
On Thursday, conservative justices John Roberts and Brett Kavanaugh joined the high court’s liberals in the 5-4 decision that reversed a lower court’s ruling allowing the “Remain in Mexico” policy to stay in place, a much-needed boost for Biden who has taken a beating at the SCOTUS on abortion, the Second Amendment, religious freedom and climate change.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick reacted to the decision during an interview on Fox News, vowing that the Lone Star State will continue to fight against Biden’s open borders policies.
On Thursday’s edition of “America’s Newsroom,” Patrick stated that he’s “very disappointed in the decision today that Roberts and another one of the conservative justices sided with the liberals on this, this is devastating for the state of Texas and the United States of America.”
“Under the four years of Biden, based on the numbers we already have seen, and the numbers projected over his last two and a half years, we will have allowed more people into this country illegally that do not share our values and our principles… than live in the two largest cities in America – New York and Los Angeles – combined,” Patrick said.
“The Supreme Court has just opened the doors, but we’re not going to suggest packing the court,” he added. “We’re not going to try to burn down the cities because we don’t like the decision. We’re not going to change the filibuster rule. We’re going to respect this decision and fight to overturn it.”
A disappointed Texas Governor Greg Abbott took to Twitter to say that the court’s decision would only embolden Biden’s disastrous immigration policies and vowed that “Texas will continue to step up to secure our border in the federal government’s absence.”
The Supreme Court upheld the Biden Administration's decision to terminate the Remain-in-Mexico policy.
This will only EMBOLDEN Biden's open border policies.
Texas will continue to step up to secure our border in the federal government's absence. pic.twitter.com/yftGgfsoVB
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 30, 2022
Abbott’s office also issued a statement, “The Supreme Court’s decision upholding DHS’s termination of the Remain-in-Mexico policy will only embolden the Biden administration’s open borders policies. More than fifty people recently died in a trailer – people who were allowed to cross our border illegally because of President Biden’s policies. Reinstating and fully enforcing Remain-in-Mexico would deter thousands more migrants from making that deadly trek, and President Biden should take that simple step to secure the border because it is the only humane thing to do.”
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton also took to Twitter to express his dissatisfaction over the ruling.
“I am disappointed in SCOTUS allowing Biden to dissolve the Remain-in-Mexico program, one of our last & best protections against the Dems’ border crisis. I will con’t to fight to secure our border & hold Biden accountable in my dozen other border-security suits in federal court,” he wrote.
I am disappointed in SCOTUS allowing Biden to dissolve the Remain-in-Mexico program, one of our last & best protections against the Dems’ border crisis. I will con’t to fight to secure our border & hold Biden accountable in my dozen other border-security suits in federal court.
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) June 30, 2022
The ruling comes after the horrifying discovery of a semi-trailer full of dead migrants earlier this week in what law enforcement has called “the nation’s deadliest smuggling incident,” news that serves as a tragic example of Biden’s failed border policies, all the more so because the driver who was responsible for roasting 53 people alive was reportedly high on meth.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 30, 2022
Conservative Justice Samuel Alito who joined Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett on the losing side expressed his disagreement with the ruling in a smoking hot dissent.
Justice Alito rails against SCOTUS decision to allow end of ‘Remain in Mexico’: ‘The Court looks the other way’ https://t.co/k3bOmOvdui
— American Wire News (@americanwire_) June 30, 2022
“Due to the huge numbers of aliens who attempt to enter illegally from Mexico, DHS does not have the capacity to detain all inadmissible aliens encountered at the border, and no one suggests that DHS must do the impossible,” he wrote. “But rather than avail itself of Congress’s clear statutory alternative to return inadmissible aliens to Mexico while they await proceedings in this country, DHS has concluded that it may forgo that option altogether and instead simply release into this country untold numbers of aliens who are very likely to be removed if they show up for their removal hearings. This practice violates the clear terms of the law, but the Court looks the other way.”‘
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