FEDERAL JUDGE HOLDS BIDEN DEPORTATION ORDERS
Federal judge deals Biden another blow on 100-day deportation ban
U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton granted a preliminary injunction
That blocks the moratorium the Biden administration announced on its first day.
A federal judge in Texas on Tuesday blocked President Joe Biden’s 100-day moratorium on most deportations, the latest blow to Biden on one of his signature campaign promises.
U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton, in a late-night ruling, granted a preliminary injunction that blocks the moratorium the Biden administration announced on its first day. It’s a victory for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the 100-day pause, which was announced in a memorandum from the Department of Homeland Security three days into the Biden administration.
Last month, Tipton quickly issued a 14-day temporary restraining order — which he later extended an extra two weeks — to stop the moratorium from being enforced. He expressed then that the DHS memo failed to “consider potential policies more limited in scope and time” and “provide any concrete, reasonable justification for a 100-day pause.”
HERE IS THE ORIGINAL RESTRAINING ORDER:
HERE IS THE MOST RECENT ORDER
“This preliminary injunction is granted on a nationwide basis and prohibits enforcement and implementation of the [100-day pause] in every place Defendants have jurisdiction to enforce and implement the January 20 Memorandum,” Tipton, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, wrote in the 105-page ruling.