AUSTIN, TX – A federal judge has halted an executive order signed by President Joe Biden that would ban deportations for 100 days following a lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
The order is one of dozens of executive actions from the new president, as he and his team seek to make massive reversions to the pre-Trump status quo with his pen alone.
The media spent the last four years heralding any court that ruled against President Donald Trump, especially if it was a rebuke of executive authority that they could use to bolster the ‘Trump’s a bully’ narrative. Now we’ll have a chance to watch them wriggle into hypocritical knots after President Joe Biden unloads more executive orders in his first days than any president ever, and is getting smacked down in court.
From Austin-American Statesman:
“[…] A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily barred the U.S. government from enforcing a 100-day deportation moratorium, an immigration priority of President Joe Biden.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday had asked U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton, a nominee of former President Donald Trump who took the bench in Corpus Christi last June, to block the Biden administration’s new policy that pauses most deportations for the next 100 days.
“Texas is the FIRST state in the nation to bring a lawsuit against the Biden Admin,” Paxton, a conservative Republican, wrote on Twitter. “AND WE WON. Within 6 days of Biden’s inauguration, Texas has HALTED his illegal deportation freeze. *This* was a seditious left-wing insurrection. And my team and I stopped it.”
The policy, which went into effect Friday, was announced by acting Homeland Security Secretary David Pekoske as part of a comprehensive review of immigration enforcement, particularly amid the challenges posed by COVID-19. […]”
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Biden has already said he wants to offer amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, as long as they’re in the country by a certain date. This, predictably, has inspired more migrant caravans from South America full of thousands of people scrambling to get in before any hypothetical cut off date.
And while they worked on the massive voter drive amnesty plan, feds would be banned from deporting anyone for 100 days. It is a recipe for the kind of open borders disaster that will further sink and divide the country.
Luckily, the federal judge pointed out the very obvious facts dictating that the president and executive agencies cannot just ignore federal law, at their own personal discretion. He also agreed with Texas in assessing the policy would harm Texans, and citizens of other states as well, costing them millions in housing, health, education and policing for any forced increase in illegal immigrant populations stemming from the ban on deportation.
Over these next few years, we’ll find that states attorney general will be key in calling out and combating the inevitable overreaches from Biden, Pelosi, and Schumer. For the time being, let’s all give a little thanks for Texas.
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