The Associated Press reports:
A federal judge on Tuesday barred the U.S. government from enforcing a 100-day deportation moratorium that is a key immigration priority of President Joe Biden.
U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a temporary restraining order sought by Texas, which sued on Friday against a Department of Homeland Security memo that instructed immigration agencies to pause most deportations.
Tipton said the Biden administration had failed “to provide any concrete, reasonable justification for a 100-day pause on deportations.” The order represents a victory for Texas’ Republican leaders, who often sued to stop programs enacted by Biden’s Democratic predecessor, President Barack Obama.
Trump appointee Judge Tipton blocked Biden’s 100 day deportation moratorium.@POTUS is expected to appeal this decision.
We may have taken Trump out of the White House, but we’re still going to have to battle Trumpism in the courts, in the Senate, and in our local governments. https://t.co/syxqSFbVph
— Voto Latino (@votolatino) January 26, 2021