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The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a ruling that said that the Department of Homeland Security failed to address the environmental consequences of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and other immigration policies. The lower courts rejection will be reaffirmed. An anti-immigration group asked the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court’s decision. The lower court had ruled that DACA was not subject to an environmental evaluation. The 9th Circuit Appeals Court ruled that the plaintiffs did not have a legal basis for their allegations. Reuters
In other federal immigration news…
Concerned Immigration Group for Afghans Abroad
More than 200 organizations Signed a letterWe are concerned about the fate of many Afghans still living in their country, even though they have applied for humanitarian protection in America. The Afghan-led Project ANAR signed the letter. This is the second plea by the group to Congress and the Biden Administration. Concerns in the letters included the possibility of denying applications for thousands Afghans who are now under Taliban control in the country.
Fifth Circuit bans termination of MPP
The Biden administration’s bid to terminate the Trump-era Remain in Mexico policy failed on Monday night as the fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals denied the bid. The court ordered the administration to relaunch the policy last week, but it continued to fight it. The Fifth Circuit, however, ruled against the administration’s efforts, saying that it did not comply with the law regarding how new rules are introduced. The Fifth Circuit also ruled against the administration’s attempt at ending the policy, stating that it violates an immigration law that states that noncitizens must be detained or returned home while they are reviewed. The policy will not be changed, but the Biden administration may appeal. CNN