U.S. v. Texas
U.S. v. Texas is an immigration case challenging certain prioritization policies of the Biden administration. The Biden administration shifted its priorities to removing suspected terrorists, criminals, and undocumented people who were recently already caught at the border. Texas, and the other states, argue that federal immigration law requires much more enforcement than the administration’s policy allows. The Biden administration argues that it has broad discretion to enforce its laws including prosecutorial discretion.
If Texas and the other plaintiff states win, it will upset the enforcement of immigration laws and give states more power to enforce the laws themselves in opposition to federal policies.
If the U.S. wins, the Biden administration’s enforcement priorities will remain in place.