WASHINGTON (CNS) – The chairman of the United States Catholic Bishops’ Commission on Migration on June 24 welcomed a Supreme Court ruling dismissing a lawsuit challenging a Trump-era immigration policy that upheld the asylum seekers in Mexico, while urging an end to another policy that keeps migrants out of the United States

The high court said migration protection protocols, or MPP policy, were no longer in dispute. The Biden administration removed it earlier in June and had previously called for the lawsuit to be dismissed.

The MPP, also known as the ‘stay in Mexico’ policy, has forced asylum seekers at the southern border to stay across the border until it is time for the applicants. to have their case tried in US immigration courts.

The Biden administration formally ended the policy on June 1, allowing candidates with open files to enter the United States, although officials ended the practice on January 20, the day of the inauguration. .

“We welcome the final resolution of this matter. At the same time, the court’s decision should not be seen as a legal justification for the MPP, which remains contrary to our laws and morals, ”said Auxiliary Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville of Washington, chairman of the committee on USCCB migrations, in a June 24 press release. . “Going forward, we must work as a nation to welcome the newcomer and respond to those in need with Christlike compassion. “

Bishop Dorsonville also urged to “end the misuse of Title 42,” a policy the Trump administration implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, ordering border patrol agents to deport anyone caught trying to enter the United States instead of treating them under existing immigration law.

Under the Biden administration, it remained in place.

Bishop Dorsonville said there was a need to tackle the root causes of migration and reform “our bogged down immigration system”.

“It is possible to do these things while respecting the rule of law; we just have to engage in the task, ”he said.