U.S. immigration weekly recap – New York Amsterdam News


Is the Biden administration secretly happy that a court in Florida has struck down its catch-and-release program at the southern border? Here are the top headlines making immigration news.

1: Biden administration won’t appeal court ruling in Florida immigration case

This is the exact headline from the Miami Herald as federal U.S. District Judge T. Kent Wetherell, who was appointed by Donald Trumpeto, ordered immigration authorities to revamp one key policy that he says runs counter to federal law.

The lawsuit centered, in part, on what state lawyers call the Biden administration’s “non-detention” policy and a policy known as Parole Plus Alternatives to Detention, or Parole+ATD.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody had filed the lawsuit in 2021, alleging that the Biden administration violated immigration laws through catch-and-release policies that led to people being released from detention after crossing the U.S. border with Mexico.

“For the most part, the court finds in favor of Florida because, as detailed below, the evidence establishes that defendants have effectively turned the Southwest border into a meaningless line in the sand and little more than a speedbump for aliens flooding into the country,” wrote Wetherell.


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