With Biden reckless and congress AWOL, will the Supreme Court save ‘Remain in Mexico’?

Don’t count on it.

‘I guess I’m just wondering why that’s our problem.”

Chief Justice John Roberts questioned why the catastrophe at the southern border, which is a national issue, should be the responsibility of the Supreme Court.

The catastrophe is the result of the jumble that the political branches have created. Roberts was grousing about the problem’s arrival at the doorstep of the judiciary, the branch least suited to fix it, because they produced it and are the only ones who have the wherewithal — if not the inclination — to confront it.

But isn’t it always the case when a disaster strikes? Many reasonable questions exist concerning how we ended up in this fine mess. What we can’t figure out is how to get out of it.

The chief justice’s comments were prompted by this week’s oral argument in Biden v. Texas. The Biden administration has attempted to reverse “Remain in Mexico” in its mulish drive to repeal all Trump measures, for no other reason than that they were Trump programs, regardless of how helpful they were.

That is the popular name for what is formally known as the “Migrant Protection Protocols.” These include a mechanism that allows aliens attempting to enter the United States without authorization to remain in Mexico while awaiting their hearings, which was devised after lengthy negotiations with the Mexican government.

The illegal aliens in question are largely excludable, coming at our border at a staggering, sovereignty-destroying rate of over 200,000 per month (221,000 last month).

That is, they should be turned away immediately away since they have no legal right to be in the country and no plausible claim to the refuge. Nonetheless, our law enables illegal immigrants (whom we’re now expected to call “migrants” based on the nonsensical progressive trope that “no human being is illegal”) to file even obviously meritless asylum petitions.

Something must be done with the “migrants” while they await hearings on their frivolous claims — and those hearings are taking longer and longer to schedule as the number of people arriving grows increasingly daunting, overwhelming the government’s finite resources — which is why what Roberts euphemistically refers to as a “problem” appears to be more akin to an invasion.