Joe Biden, a Democrat, suffered another another setback on Thursday when his attempt to curtail the Department of Homeland Security’s deportation authority was unsuccessful. Biden intended to reform Trump’s deportation policies, but the US Supreme Court decided 5-4 to uphold them, forcing Biden to act to protect a border that he had largely left open and in danger.
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In other words, the SCOTUS won’t bring back Biden’s restriction on immigration arrests. Instead, the court directed the Biden administration to adhere to Trump’s strict deportation strategy up until the issue was decided in court in December and to disregard Biden’s concerns that there were still too many foreign nationals in the country unlawfully with authorization.
Texas lawmakers, who have been under attack on their southern border with Mexico as a result of Biden’s lenient stance to law enforcement, were ecstatic with the reaction.
“TX handing Biden so many huge losses. 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!”, Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general and a Republican, tweeted.
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
“The guidance, which was instituted in a memorandum last September, instructed officials to prioritize the deportation of illegal immigrants who pose the most significant national security or public safety risk.
Last month, a Texas judge blocked the order, saying the directive was unlawful and the administration had overstepped its bounds set by Congress,” the media published report about the ruling.
Given that Joe Biden’s border policies were dangerous, the timing of the SCOTUS ruling is ironic and good, as noted by the Republican Party. This is because Biden’s policies have done far more to compromise national security than anything Trump has ever done.
When does the Congressional hearing start for Joe Biden’s 787,680 minutes of inaction over securing our southern border?
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) July 21, 2022
A Texas judge suspended the Biden-supported policy last month on the grounds that it constituted an abuse of power on the part of the vice president. The policy Biden supported required border police to prioritize deporting illegal immigrants who they regarded to be dangerous.
Part of the problem with Biden’s limiting of deportations was that criminals were being advised to hide their identity not to be detected for deportation.
The high court ruled Thursday to keep the Trump deportation directive frozen in Texas and nationwide, leading the left to complain about the actions of Texas judges hamstringing a President.
Justices Barrett, Sotomayor, Kagan, and Jackson voted in favor of the policy. SCOTUS set the case for oral arguments during the first week of December.
The ruling marked the first public vote by Jackson since she joined the court on June 30 following the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer.
The justices were acting on the administration’s emergency request to the court following conflicting decisions by federal appeals courts over the directive, which was issued by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas last autumn.
The guidance updated a Trump-era policy that removed people from the country illegally, regardless of criminal history or community ties.
And instead instructed officials to pause deportation unless individuals had committed acts of terrorism, espionage or ‘egregious threats to public safety.‘Daily Mail reported.
Mayorkas had argued that ‘the fact an individual is a removable noncitizen’ should not be the sole basis for immigration officers to take action against them.”
‘We will use our discretion and focus our enforcement resources in a more targeted way,’ he wrote in a September memorandum instituting the directive. ‘Justice and our country’s well-being require it.’
In their Supreme Court filing, Texas and Louisiana argued that the administration’s guidance violates a federal law that requires the detention of people in the U.S. illegally and convicted of serious crimes.
The states said they would face added costs of having to detain people the federal government might allow to remain free inside the United States, despite their criminal records.
The judge’s order amounted to a ‘nationwide, judicially imposed overhaul of the Executive Branch’s enforcement priorities,’ Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar wrote in a court filing.
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The news comes shortly after a desperate Texas had urged Republican Governor Greg Abbott to formally declare that the state was under an official invasion based on the number of illegal crossers to come over the border, who they could not deport.
“Texas counties made a declaration that the crisis at the southern border is an “invasion,” part of a growing push by some border officials to make a state-wide declaration — as the county’s sheriff warns of the control that cartels have of the migrant flows.
Several Republican officials and lawmakers at the state and national levels have described the crisis as an invasion — citing the number of deadly drugs like fentanyl coming into the U.S., as well as the massive number of migrants.
The officials and lawmakers have argued that declaring an invasion allows the state governments in Arizona, Texas, and elsewhere to expand powers and remove illegal immigrants from the country. Gov. Greg Abbott recently used the word “invasion” in an executive order authorizing the return of migrants to the border, but it was not an explicit invasion declaration,” Fox News reported in mid July.