Groups Decry Cuccinelli's Ariz. Immigration Deal As Invalid

Law360 (May 7, 2021, 9:02 PM EDT) -- Immigration advocacy groups have weighed in on Arizona's lawsuit challenging the Biden administration's 100-day pause on deportations, saying the state's agreement to be consulted on immigration policy is invalid as it was signed by Ken Cuccinelli, an illegally appointed Trump official.

Democracy Forward, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services and four other advocacy groups told a federal judge in an amicus brief Thursday that one basis for Arizona's lawsuit — a deal with the former Trump administration giving the state a 180-day notice-and-comment period ahead of immigration policy changes — lacks authority since it was executed by...

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