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A federal judge in Texas has ruled against the Biden administration in a lawsuit brought by Texas and Louisiana over releasing criminal illegal aliens into the US instead of deporting them.
US District Judge Drew Tipton issued a 96-page opinion in favor of Texas and Louisiana, tossing out a memorandum issued by Biden's Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
The judge said Mayorkas’ policy was “arbitrary and capricious, contrary to law, and failing to observe procedure under the Administrative Procedure Act.”
Tipton also denied all other requested relief brought by the administration.
The ruling comes after law enforcement officers involved in Texas’ Operation Lone Star have made a record number of arrests of violent offenders with cartel and gang connections.
Of the ruling, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said, “A federal judge has just ruled with us that the Biden Administration can no longer refuse to detain criminal illegal immigrants. This is a major win for our national security and the rule of law.”
Mayorkas first issued an “interim guidance” Jan. 20 changing immigration policy, and an Immigration and Customs Enforcement memorandum on Feb. 18 drastically altering deportation policy, including limiting issuing detainer requests for dangerous criminal aliens.
Since then, he’s issued other memorandums over which the states, bearing the brunt of the resulting crimes and costs, have sued. Judges have also ruled the Biden administration memos don’t have the legal authority to change laws established by Congress.
In a Sept. 2021 memorandum, Mayorkas said, “The fact an individual is a removable noncitizen therefore should not alone be the basis of an enforcement action against them. We will use our discretion and focus our enforcement resources in a more targeted way. Justice and our country’s well-being require it.”
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