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US Supreme Court conservatives doubt Biden’s immigration policy change

by Nate Raymond and Andrew Chung

washingtonNovember 29 – The conservative majority of the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed skepticism over an effort by President Joe Biden’s administration to enforce the guidelines. Challenged by two conservative-leaning states Those who change immigration enforcement to focus on threats to public safety.

Judges hear arguments on government’s request to overturn a judge’s ruling in favor of Texas and Louisiana that overturned Department of Homeland Security guidelines (DHS) It limits the scope of people who can be detained and deported by immigration agents.

Texas and Louisiana argued that the guidelines run contrary to provisions of federal immigration law that require the detention of non-US citizens who have been convicted of certain crimes or have final orders of removal.

The Supreme Court in July declined to block a 5-4 vote from US District Judge Drew Tipton. On Tuesday, some of the conservative justices who held the majority in that decision said they are likely to rule against the government again.

Conservative Chief Justice John Roberts said, “Our job is to say what the law is, not whether it can be enforced or whether there are difficulties.”

Attorney General Elisabeth Prologer, defending the government, said that such a strict reading of the law could be “incredibly destabilizing” because DHS It cannot, with its limited resources, detain or seek the removal of nearly 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally.

The guidelines announced by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in September 2021 prioritized the detention and deportation of non-US citizens who pose a threat to national security, public safety or border security.

A decision is expected by the end of June.

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