Great Part of the Federal Judge’s Order Blocking Biden’s Deportation Pause— The Columbia Bugle ?? (@ColumbiaBugle) January 27, 2021
Judge sides w/ Texas argument about potential financial harm of illegal immigration on the state & how refusing to enforce immigration law can encourage more illegal immigration. https://t.co/pddWA3e5R8 pic.twitter.com/IDQCmsGsL2
This was the worst thing Neoliberal Joe has done as president.
“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge in Texas on Tuesday temporarily blocked a move by new U.S. President Joe Biden to halt the deportation of many immigrants for a 100-day period, a swift legal setback for his ambitious immigration agenda.
U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton, an appointee of former President Donald Trump in the Southern District of Texas, issued a temporary restraining order that blocks the policy nationwide for 14 days following a legal challenge by Texas.
The Biden administration is expected to appeal the ruling, which halts the deportation freeze while both parties submit briefs on the matter.
Biden promised on the campaign trail to enact a 100-day moratorium on deportations if elected, a proposal that contrasted sharply with the immigration crackdown promoted by Trump, a Republican. …
During Trump’s presidency, Democrat-led states and other opponents of his immigration policies were able to thwart or delay many initiatives through legal challenges. Texas is expected to contest Biden’s agenda in a similar fashion. …”
Obviously, this isn’t over, but hopefully it is just the beginning of the legal challenges to Joe Biden’s flurry of executive orders. Virtually everything that Donald Trump attempted to do was challenged and held up in federal court. Texas and other states are going to use the same playbook.
Note: There is more good news on the filibuster. It doesn’t appear to be going anywhere because Manchin and Sinema are unwilling to do anything to change it. If so, comprehensive immigration reform is dead in the Senate. Also, there aren’t enough votes to convict Trump in the Senate.