WASHINGTON ( Associated Press) – President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court to allow enforcement of guidelines that prioritize the illegal deportation of people into the United States that pose the greatest risk to public safety. We do. ,
The emergency request to the court follows conflicting rulings by federal appeals courts in recent days around a directive issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in September, unless individuals have committed acts of terrorism, espionage, or “grave threats”. Till then deportation has been stopped. For public safety.”
The federal appeals court in Cincinnati reversed a district judge’s order suspending that policy in a lawsuit brought by Arizona, Ohio and Montana.
But in a separate lawsuit brought by Texas and Louisiana, a federal judge in Texas ordered the guideline’s nationwide stay, and a federal appeals panel in New Orleans declined to intervene.
The administration went to the Supreme Court in the latest case, asking it to authorize the policy to be enforced nationwide or at least in every state except Texas and Louisiana.
The judge’s order “undermines DHS’s plans to focus its limited resources on non-citizens who pose the greatest threat to our nation’s national security, public safety, and the integrity of our nation’s borders.” ,” Attorney General Elizabeth wrote. Introduction in the document presented before the Supreme Court.
The directive, issued after Biden became president, updated a President Donald Trump-era policy that removed people who were in the United States illegally, regardless of their criminal record or community ties.
Despite disagreeing on several aspects of the immigration issue, the two governments were of the same opinion on one aspect, urging the Supreme Court to limit the power of “judges of a district to direct applicable policies at the national level”.
Like his predecessors in the Trump administration, Preloger lamented the proliferation of lawsuits brought against the president of another party by states ruled by one party. Many of those lawsuits, he wrote, have resulted in nationwide ramifications. Judges usually decide cases in a way that affects only those parties who came before them.
States have until Wednesday to respond, and the Supreme Court is not expected to issue an order until next week.