AG Paxton urges Supreme Court to oppose Biden administrator’s efforts to reinstate US illegal felon release policy

Attorney General Paxton filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court opposing the Justice Department’s request to stay a district court order reversing the Security Department’s immigration prioritization memorandum (DHS) of September 2021. Federal law requires DHS to detain certain aliens who have committed crimes and aliens with final deportation orders, but the DHS memorandum ignores these requirements.

In an earlier victory for the state of Texas, the district court struck down the DHS memorandum, finding it violated the Administrative Procedure Act because it was against the law, arbitrary and capricious, and invalid. procedurally. Despite efforts by the Biden administration, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans, refused to stay that ruling. The Supreme Court is also expected to deny the request for a stay pending appeal.

“President Biden has implemented illegal immigration priorities, allowing illegal aliens convicted of dangerous crimes to be released into our country despite clear instructions from Congress,” Attorney General Paxton said. “I urged the Supreme Court to put a stop to this to protect Texas communities.”

To read a copy of the brief, click here.

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