The Department of Homeland Security issued immigration enforcement guidelines back in September of 2021 making it harder for agents to detain illegal aliens.
The new guidelines told immigration authorities to use discretion regarding which illegal aliens they detain. Part of the guideline states that being in the United States illegally alone should not be a reason for them being detained.
Lawsuits were filed over this and the Supreme Court just dealt a massive blow to the Biden Administration.
The Supreme Court allowed a Texas federal judge to block the guideline.
The U.S. Supreme Court gave Texas and Louisiana a temporary legal victory in the border states’ attempt to strike down a September 2021 Biden administration immigration guideline.
The Supreme Court, in a ruling without explanation on Thursday, allowed a federal judge in Texas to block the Biden Administration’s immigration guideline that, according to the border states’ prosecutors, limits the ability of border agents to detain and deport illegal aliens.
The ruling is a political setback for the Biden administration as it tries to juggle an unprecedented surge in illegal immigration, overburdened Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and an agenda to replace the Trump administration’s more stringent border policy amid bipartisan criticism.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton celebrated the ruling.
TX handing Biden so many huge loses.
First Biden tells DHS they don’t have to detain criminal illegals. Court strikes down. Biden appeals. Loses. Biden goes to SCOTUS. Just now, loses again!
Feds MUST detain illegals. I’ll keep fighting in court until they do their job! pic.twitter.com/PpLNpgkpHx
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) July 21, 2022
Another loss for the Biden administration!