This week, a federal district judge blocked Joe Biden’s attempt to halt deportations of illegal immigrants after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration.
Mere hours after Biden took office, he started signing executive orders like crazy. One of those orders was to halt the deportation of illegal aliens for at least 100 days. Of course he did so at the same time a migrant caravan heads towards the United States border.
After a hearing, U.S. District Judge Drew B. Tipton blocked Biden’s order for at least 14 days:
Defendants and all their respective officers, agents, servants, employees, attorneys, and other persons who are in active concert or participation with them are hereby ENJOINED and RESTRAINED from enforcing and implementing the policies described in the January 20 Memorandum in Section C entitled “Immediate 100- Day Pause on Removals.” [Emphasis added]
This TRO is granted on a nationwide basis and prohibits enforcement and implementation of the policies described in the January 20 Memorandumin Section C entitled “Immediate 100-Day Pause on Removals” in every place Defendants have jurisdiction to enforce and implement the January 20 Memorandum. [Emphasis added]
“First, Texas demonstrates that it pays millions of dollars annually to provide social services and uncompensated healthcare expenses and other state-provided benefits to illegal aliens such as the Emergency Medicaid program, the Family Violence Program, and the Texas Children’s Health Insurance Program,” Tipton said.
“Additionally, Texas has presented evidence that it would incur increased educational costs … Texas anticipates suffering financial harm from which it cannot recover by suing the federal government,” he wrote.
Paxton’s lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The case number is 6:21-cv-00003.
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