The Supreme Court has ruled 8-1 that Texas and Louisiana cannot challenge the Biden administration’s deportation policy that focuses on individuals considered a threat to public safety. The decision allows the government’s selective immigration enforcement policy to be implemented, overturning a lower court’s block. The case was part of a series brought by Republican-controlled states that have opposed Biden’s immigration and border security policies. The policy in question, outlined in a September 2021 memo by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, prioritizes the deportation of suspected terrorists, criminals, and recently apprehended illegal border crossers, while exercising discretion on others. The ruling mandates that precedent dictates that states lack legal standing to challenge such policies.