On June 25th, the Southern District Texas court ruled to eliminate Biden’s immigration policy that prioritized the arrest of undocumented immigrants who are considered a threat to public safety. The Trump-appointed judge, Drew B. Tipton, said that the policy limited immigration agents to make arrests. The lawsuit that Texas and Louisiana filed limited Biden’s policy to prioritize deportations, which argued that their states faced financial strains when providing social services to undocumented immigrants. However, the federal government needed this discretionary policy to make use of the limited resources at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In other words, because of the limited resources at DHS, only people with criminal convictions and who threaten public safety should face deportation. The Biden administration plans to appeal this decision as they argue that there has been a precedent of prioritizing deportations based on previous executive policies.
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