(TheRedWire.com) – On Tuesday, February 23, a US federal judge struck another blow to the Biden administration’s plan to pause deportations for 100 days. At Texas’s request, US District Judge Drew Tipton issued a preliminary injunction against the Department of Homeland Security’s deportation pause. The Lone Star State argued it had an agreement with the federal government to remove illegal aliens from the state. Texas officials said the Biden administration violated the agreement created under the Trump administration.
NEW: A federal court judge in Texas has granted a preliminary injunction to block the Biden administration's 100-day deportation pause.
The judge's previous pause was expiring today and his order now means the moratorium is on hold as the case moves forward. pic.twitter.com/1nibJHCLWV
— Hamed Aleaziz (@Haleaziz) February 24, 2021
Judge Tipton concurred with Texas and added that the state would incur a financial burden if required to detain illegal immigrants and provide public education for unaccompanied minors. Tipton further said that the pause would allow a significant number of “criminal aliens” to freely move about, adding even more financial burdens to the state.
The judge’s ruling blocks the deportation pause until the case is resolved or a higher court decision overturns his ruling.
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