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United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Yolany PADILLA; Ibis Guzman; Blanca Orantes; Baltazar Vasquez, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; United States Citizenship and Immigration Services; Tae D. Johnson, Acting Director of ICE; Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of DHS; Chris Magnus, Commissioner of CBP; Ur M. Jaddou, Director of USCIS; Marc J. Moore, Seattle Field Office Director, ICE; Executive Office for Immigration Review; Merrick B. Garland, Attorney General, United States Attorney General; Lowell Clark, Warden of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington; Charles Ingram, Warden of the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac, Washington; David Shinn, Director; James Janecka, Warden of the Adelanto Detention Facility, Defendants-Appellants, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, FKA Department of Social Services; Office of Refugee Resettlement; Xavier Becerra, Secretary of HHS; Scott Lloyd, Director of ORR; Chris Magnus, Commissioner of CBP; Elizabeth Godfrey, Acting Director of Seattle Field Office, ICE, Defendants.

No. 19-35565

Decided: July 29, 2022

Before: Michael Daly Hawkins, Sidney R. Thomas, and Bridget S. Bade, Circuit Judges. Lauren C. Bingham (argued), Counsel; Sarah S. Wilson and Erez Reuveni, Assistant Directors; William C. Peachey, Director; Brian Boynton, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General; Office of Immigration Litigation, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.; for Defendants-Appellants. Matt Adams (argued), Leila Kang, and Aaron Korthuis, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Seattle, Washington; Trina A. Realmuto and Kristin Macleod-Ball, National Immigration Litigation Alliance, Brookline, Massachusetts; Judy Rabinovitz, Michael Tan, and Anand Balakrishnan, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project New York, New York; Emma Winger, American Immigration Council, Washington, D.C.; for Plaintiffs-Appellees. Alan Schoenfeld and Lori A. Martin, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, New York, New York; Rebecca Arriaga Herche, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Washington, D.C.; Jamil Aslam, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Los Angeles, California; for Amici Curiae Retired Immigration Judges and Board of Immigration Appeals Members. Erin K. Earl, Julie Wilson-McNerney, and Anna Mouw Thompson, Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, Washington, for Amici Curiae National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Pretrial Justice Institute, and Center for Legal and Evidence-Based Practices. Robert W. Ferguson, Attorney General; Andrew R. W. Hughes, Kristin Beneski, and Brendan Selby, Assistant Attorneys General; Office of the Attorney General, Seattle, Washington; Xavier Becerra, Attorney General, Sacramento, California; Phil Weiser, Attorney General, Denver, Colorado; William Tong, Attorney General, Hartford, Connecticut; Kathleen Jennings, Attorney General, Wilmington, Delaware; Karl A. Racine, Attorney General, Washington, D.C.; Clare E. Connors, Attorney General, Honolulu, Hawaii; Kwame Raoul, Attorney General, Chicago, Illinois; Brian E. Frosh, Attorney General, Baltimore, Maryland; Maura Healey, Attorney General, Boston, Massachusetts; Dana Nessel, Attorney General, Lansing, Michigan; Keith Ellison, Attorney General, St. Paul, Minnesota; Aaron D. Ford, Attorney General, Carson City, Nevada; Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney General; Glenn J. Moramarco, Assistant Attorney General; Marie Soueid, Deputy Attorney General; Office of the Attorney General, Trenton, New Jersey; Hector Balderas, Attorney General, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Peter F. Neronha, Attorney General, Providence, Rhode Island; Ellen F. Rosenblum, Attorney General, Salem, Oregon; Thomas J. Donovan Jr., Attorney General, Montpelier, Vermont; Mark R. Herring, Attorney General, Richmond, Virginia; for Amici Curiae Washington, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia.


The Supreme Court has vacated the judgment of this Court, 953 F.3d 1134, and remanded this case to us for further consideration in light of Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam, ––– U.S. ––––, 140 S. Ct. 1959, 207 L.Ed.2d 427 (2020), see Immigr. & Customs Enf't v. Padilla, ––– U.S. ––––, 141 S. Ct. 1041, 1041–42, 208 L.Ed.2d 513 (2021).

Therefore, we remand this case to the district court with instructions to vacate the preliminary injunction and for further consideration in light of the Supreme Court's decisions in Biden v. Texas, ––– U.S. ––––, 142 S. Ct. 2528, ––– L.Ed.2d –––– (2022), Garland v. Aleman Gonzalez, ––– U.S. ––––, 142 S. Ct. 2057, ––– L.Ed.2d –––– (2022), and Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam, ––– U.S. ––––, 140 S. Ct. 1959, 207 L.Ed.2d 427 (2020). This order shall constitute the mandate of the Court.

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Decided: July 29, 2022

Court: United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

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