The Supreme Court won't let the Biden administration prioritise deporting the most dangerous illegal immigrants.
Thursday's ruling freezes the policy nationally.
Amy Coney Barrett joined leftist Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, & Ketanji Brown Jackson in supporting the Biden administration's guidelines.
The court will hear arguments in late November.
The order marks Jackson's first public vote since joining the court on June 30.
The justices acted on the administration's emergency request after federal appeals courts reached different rulings on a September Homeland Security Department directive that froze deportations.
Unless someone committed terrorism, espionage, or "egregious risks to public safety."
In a lawsuit filed by Arizona, Ohio, & Montana, a district judge had placed the policy on hold.
In a second challenge filed by Texas & Louisiana, a federal judge in Texas halted the instructions worldwide, & a federal appeal panel in New Orleans declined to intervene.
Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar called the judge's ruling a "national, judicially imposed revamp" of enforcement priorities.
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