Illegal immigrants will once again enjoy 'sanctuary country' status after SCOTUS ruling

 June 24, 2023

Unfortunately for American safety and prosperity, the Biden administration scored a massive U.S. Supreme Court victory on Friday that will make life for illegal immigrants in America considerably safer and carefree. 

According to Breitbart, in a head-scratching ruling that saw all but one of the conservative justices on the high court side with the Biden administration, it was ruled that states do not have the authority to sue the U.S. government over the enforcement (or lack thereof) of federal immigration law.

As a result, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas vowed to reinstate "sanctuary country" status, effectively erasing any fears that immigrants would have over being deported.

The issue stemmed from lawsuits filed previously by Louisiana and Texas.

Mayorkas thrilled

The DHS secretary didn't wait long until after the SCOTUS ruling to do an endzone dance over the favorable ruling that will all but halt efforts to deport most illegal immigrants.

"We applaud the Supreme Court’s ruling," Mayorkas said.

He quickly announced that previous guidelines that protected illegals -- the "sanctuary" status -- will be reinstated as a result of the ruling.

"DHS looks forward to reinstituting these guidelines, which had been effectively applied by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to focus limited resources and enforcement actions on those who pose a threat to our national security, public safety, and border security," he said.

Mayorkas added: "The guidelines enable DHS to most effectively accomplish its law enforcement mission with the authorities and resources provided by Congress."

The decision

Breitbart noted:

On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled in an 8-1 decision that “a citizen lacks standing to contest the policies of the prosecuting authority when he himself is neither prosecuted nor threatened with prosecution” and thus states lacked standing to sue over the orders.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh authored the majority opinion on the ruling.

"Under Article II, the Executive Branch possesses authority to decide how to prioritize and how aggressively to pursue legal actions against defendants who violate the law," he wrote, in part.

"It bears emphasis that the question of whether the federal courts have jurisdiction under Article III is distinct from the question of whether the Executive Branch is complying with the relevant statutes,” the ruling added. "We take no position on whether the Executive Branch here is complying with its legal obligations."


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