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Expert: Supreme Court Decision "Pretty Narrow"

June 25, 2023 (1 min read)

Joel Rose, NPR, June 23, 2023

"The U.S. Supreme Court handed President Biden's administration a victory in a long-running fight about how to enforce the nation's immigration laws. The case concerned the Biden administration's attempt to set guidelines for whom immigration authorities can target for arrest and deportation. Texas and Louisiana sued to block the guidelines, arguing that they were preventing immigration authorities from doing their jobs. The Supreme Court held by a vote of 8-1 that the states lacked standing to challenge the guidelines in the first place. ... "The court's decision was pretty narrow," said Stephen Yale-Loehr, who teaches immigration law at Cornell Law School, in an interview with NPR. "From a larger legal perspective, it doesn't really resolve the issue of when states can and cannot sue to challenge federal policies, whether they're immigration or otherwise. And so the battle will continue on those fronts."