Are the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Civil Immigration Enforcement Priorities Still in Effect?
No. On June 10, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas vacated nationwide DHS Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas’ September 30, 2021 memorandum, Guidelines for the Enforcement of Civil Immigration Law (Mayorkas Memorandum) that set-forth DHS’ civil immigration enforcement priorities. See Texas v. United States, No. 6:21-00016 (S.D. Tex. June 10, 2022). The District Court’s order became effective Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. CDT.