WASHINGTON, DC — FWD.us Director of Immigration Capacity Building Susie Haslett issued the following statement today as the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Biden v. Texas:
“We want to be a country that welcomes vulnerable individuals and families to safety, and make clear that the United States is and will remain a place of refuge. And we want to show millions of people across the country that we’re going to keep supporting and fighting for each other when our immigrant communities are targeted.”
Ahead of oral arguments heard today, a diverse set of bipartisan groups submitted amicus briefs to the Supreme Court on the case deciding whether or not the Biden Administration has the ability to terminate the Remain in Mexico policy. A bipartisan delegation of former Department of Homeland Security Officials, national security experts, advocacy organizations and others came together to make clear that if the Supreme Court were to uphold the lower court’s ruling, it would not only have devastating human consequences for migrant families, but moral and national security consequences for America.