Supreme Court Votes Against Reinstating Immigration Policy

Yesterday, the Supreme Court voted to decline freezing a lower court order blocking the Department of Homeland Security from implementing new immigration enforcement priorities. The courts 5 to 4 vote was approved by Justices Ketanji Brown Jackson, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor and Amy Coney Barrett. The court also agreed to hear arguments on the merits of the case next term in it’s December sitting which adds another dispute to it’s docket that already includes cases on voting rights, religious liberty, the environment and affirmative action. The order is a loss for the Biden administration which is trying to return to Obama-era policies that limit immigration arrests in order to focus on security risks instead of the more aggressive approach taken under President Trump.