PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich, leading a coalition of 19 states, filed an amicus brief today at the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in Texas v. United States.
The coalition is supporting Texas and Louisiana’s opposition to the federal government’s application for a stay regarding the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) dangerous Permanent Guidance. The immigration policy halts nearly all arrests and deportations, even for those convicted of crimes, and drastically ties the hands of immigration officers.
“The federal government’s plan would intentionally and substantially increase illegal immigration when border crossings are already at unprecedented levels,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “Instead of seeking solutions, the Biden administration is attempting to further inflame the crisis.”
The coalition argues, “In the last 17 months, the volume of unlawful immigration has soared to levels unseen in the United States in decades—and, quite likely, ever. So too have the resulting burdens placed on the States.”
In June, General Brnovich led a coalition in filing an amicus brief in this case at the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Joining General Brnovich are the Attorneys General from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Copy of amicus brief here.