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(4,298 posts)
Fri Jul 1, 2022, 12:00 AM Jul 2022

That immigration ruling by SCOTUS was not really a "win" for Biden.

It really a "win" for the opposition who has been able to rally folks around the border scare. Even most Hispanics are against removing border restrictions. Now the Court actually gave the GOP a mallet to whack us over the head around election time.

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(1,385 posts)
4. I disagree, it was one of the few cases they got "right" this term
Fri Jul 1, 2022, 01:00 AM
Jul 2022

While the Biden administration’s policies have been unpopular along the border, if they had upheld the 5th circuit decision it would have again been for nakedly partisan reasons. Roberts and Kavanaugh were the 2 conservatives that voted with the 3 liberals.


(7,389 posts)
5. Definitely the right decision but politically bad for Biden because it
Fri Jul 1, 2022, 01:44 AM
Jul 2022

will push the conversation back to the immigration issue which, like Roe v Wade, is a wedge issue for many people.


(26,585 posts)
6. Not quite
Fri Jul 1, 2022, 05:36 AM
Jul 2022

That would be true if the court said that the president had to end the policy. But all it said was that he had the power to do so.

If you think changing the policy is politically damaging… then the president can decide not to do it or to delay it past November.


(11,498 posts)
7. The administration has made it quite clear with their statements that that the border is closed
Fri Jul 1, 2022, 06:02 AM
Jul 2022

I dont think it makes much of a difference

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