Skip to comments.Judge blocks Biden’s 100-day deportation freeze temporarily
Posted on 01/26/2021 3:59:48 PM PST by dontreadthis
A federal judge blocked Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing the new president’s Executive Order that initiated a 100-day deportation freeze, following a lawsuit from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton alleging the pause was unconstitutional.
Judge Drew Tipton from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, a former President Donald Trump appointee, issued a temporary restraining order against the Department of Homeland Security, a move that will apply across the United States for 14 days.
“Texas has thus far satisfactorily demonstrated it is entitled to immediate and temporary relief from the January 20 Memorandum’s 100-day pause on removals,” wrote Tipton.
Paxton announced the lawsuit last week, accusing the Biden administration of violating the U.S. Constitution, federal immigration and administrative law and a contractual agreement between the DHS and Texas, with an order that he said “would seriously and irreparably harm Texas and its citizens.”
“In one of its first of dozens of steps that harm Texas and the nation as a whole, the Biden administration directed [Department of Homeland Security] to violate federal immigration law and breach an agreement to consult and cooperate with Texas on that law,” Paxton said in a statement.
Following the ruling, Paxton said Texas is the first to bring a lawsuit against the new administration, tweeting, “AND WE WON. Within 6 days of Biden’s inauguration, Texas has HALTED his illegal deportation freeze.”
The Texas Attorney General went on to say that the move was “a seditious left-wing insurrection,” adding, “And my team and I stopped it.”
Reuters reported that the Biden administration will likely appeal the ruling.
Over the weekend and in response to the 100-day pause, an internal email obtained by Fox News revealed an ICE official instructed officers in Texas to “release them all, immediately,” referring to the detainees, in addition to ordering all removals to stop, including land and air deportations.
“As of midnight [Thursday], stop all removals,” the email read. “This includes Mexican bus runs, charter flights and commercial removals (until further notice) … all cases are to be considered [no significant likelihood of removal in foreseeable future].”
In the email, the ICE official made sure to note that he was just “the messenger” of the orders, communicating that it was not his idea; rather, it was President Biden’s.
At least 14,715 detainees are currently held in 138 ICE facilities nationwide, with criminal charges that include, but are not limited to, assault, child abuse, domestic violence, drug trafficking and rape.
It is unknown if the agency is carrying out the mass release.
The woman who has been living in a chicagoland church for better than 3 years to avoid deportation order singed 3+ years ago better run back.
ICE will pick her up just to prove a point.
I’m hoping Greg Abbott decides to retire gracefully, and maybe Ken Paxton can step up for the Governor’s race in 2022. I really can’t get behind Abbott after the lockdowns in Texas. The fact that Whitmer or Newsom went full sociopath doesn’t excuse Abbott’s lockdowns.
This was a “Trump judge.”
Wonder if Roberts will speak out against Biden and Dems when the Trump appointees are attacked?
I’m glad that somebody on our side decided to use a universal injunction for once.
Roberts was appointed by Shrub. He won’t do Jack Schiff about Trump appointees being attacked. Shrub is deep state, as was his old man, as is Roberts.
THE ROT IS DEEP!
Go Ken Paxton! During an interview, he said he had several more lawsuits ready to be filed.
How many illegal aliens can you put on a border bus in 14 days?
“The Texas Attorney General went on to say that the move was “a seditious left-wing insurrection,” adding, “And my team and I stopped it.””
“seditious ... insurrection.”
I love it. Paxton is throwing their words right back into their faces.
Thank you, Atty. Gen. Paxton.
A former President Donald Trump appointee?
People need to remember this.
Judges are supposed to only block REPUBLICAN stuff!
WOW. A good and honest judge. Go figure.
.Agreed and I WILL NOT vote for Abbott again. EVER. I don’t care if he’s the lesser of 2 evils. I will leave it blank.
We are trying to primary him though.
But if his huge war chest helps him in primary custody, i’ll vote 3rd party or I will leave it blank!
NO MORE LESSER OF THE EVILS.
Hope Judge Tipton has a hefty life insurance policy and private security staff for his family.
Nuisance issued a lockdown but almost no one took it seriously here. Would you rather have a Gov Woof from Pa. who has a tranny freak as health propaganda minister? You’re in TX, be thankful your governor aint as commie as ours..
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