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Alex Mensing, Communications Strategist
On June 16, 2022, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a one sentence denial of our motion to stay the nationwide scope of the district court injunction, offering no reason for the denial.
“Every day that passes, more and more families are turned away at the border due to a weaponized Trump-era public health order that has ended access to asylum in this country. It’s unacceptable that the Biden Administration is siding with hostile, anti-immigrant states like Arizona and Texas and allowing them to dictate federal immigration policy. We will continue to fight to have our voices and those of the people we seek to serve, heard in this case.” Ian Philabaum, Director Anticarceral Legal Organizing, Innovation Law Lab.
“We are disappointed by yesterday’s unreasoned, one-sentence order denying our motion, but will continue to fight on behalf of Innovation Law Lab, which has a concrete stake in the outcome of this case. We will continue to urge the courts to narrow the nationwide injunction to run only in the states that brought the suit. The nationwide scope of the current injunction contravenes basic principles of equity and has continued to endanger the lives of tens of thousands of people seeking safety at the southern border. Any argument that the Biden Administration adequately represents Innovation Law Lab’s interests in this case is directly refuted by the Administration’s actions to date, including its refusal to seek its own stay of the injunction, and its opposition to ours.” Monika Y. Langarica, Staff Attorney, Center for Immigration Law and Policy (CILP.)