Victory! Biden’s Catch-and-Parole Policy Vacated

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023
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National Issues
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WASHINGTON—Today, in a major victory, a Florida federal district court granted summary judgment to the state of Florida, vacating the Biden policy of catching and paroling illegal aliens. The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) had filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case urging that result.

The administration claimed in this case that it has unbounded discretion about whether to detain and deport illegal aliens, and so its policy of simply not enforcing the law cannot be reviewed by a court. In its brief, IRLI showed that, in fact, Congress very clearly and sharply limited the administration’s discretion when it mandated that illegal aliens be detained and removed from the country. . . .