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Practice Alert: Judge Tipton Issues Decision Vacating Mayorkas Enforcement Priorities Memo

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Published: Jun. 15, 2022

On Friday, June 10, 2022, Judge Andrew Tipton of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued final judgment in Texas v. United States, No. 6:21-cv-0016, a lawsuit brought by Texas and Louisiana to challenge the Biden administration’s enforcement priorities, including the memo issued by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on September 30, 2021, “Guidelines for the Enforcement of Civil Immigration Law” (“Mayorkas Memo”). The order is the culmination of an ongoing effort by the attorneys general of Texas and Louisiana to force the Biden administration to continue the Trump administration’s cruel and inhumane immigration enforcement policies. If allowed to go into effect, Judge Tipton’s order will vacate the Mayorkas Memo in its entirety.