ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr joined a coalition of 16 states to stop the Biden Administration’s so-called “Interim Guidance” which drastically and intentionally curtails enforcement of immigration laws. The policy dramatically halts nearly all deportations and immigration-related arrests, including for those convicted of dangerous aggravated felonies. The  coalition is asking the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to deny the Biden Administration’s request for a stay pending appeal so that President Biden’s illegal refusal to enforce immigration laws will be halted while the Administration’s appeal is ongoing.

“These actions by the Administration are encouraging illegal border crossings and putting our Nation at risk,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “We joined this coalition because our national security must be ensured, and the enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws is a critical component of keeping all Americans safe.”

In their amicus brief, the attorneys general detail how the Interim Guidance is fueling the border crisis and directly harming their states. The Administration’s refusal to enforce immigration laws is creating enormous law enforcement expenses for the states. Additionally, the Interim Guidance is posing a serious public safety risk to citizens.

Joining Attorney General Carr are the attorneys general from:  Arizona, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, and West Virginia.

Copy of Coalition’s Amicus Brief Download this pdf file. here.