The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday handed Texas another legal win in an ongoing lawsuit over the Department of Homeland Security’s deportation policy.
After the decision, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said, “Texas is handing [President Joe] 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!”
At issue is DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas altering the enforcement of federal immigration law regarding deportation through the issuance of memorandums and directives. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry sued, arguing they violate federal law established by Congress, including the Administrative Procedures Act
Gaeitz has asked Mayorkas to explain his plan to comply with federal law to deport those with removal orders.
Mayorkas replied, “Congressman I think what we need is legislation to fix the broken immigration system.”
According to an investigation by the Washington Examiner, federal prosecutors working for Immigration and Customs Enforcement have been actively dropping deportation cases that don’t comply with Mayorkas’ directive. So far, they’re on track to “effectively pardon 1 million people by 2024,” its investigation found.