Judge bars Biden from enforcing 100-day deportation ban

Judge bars Biden from enforcing 100-day deportation ban

The order, which came in response to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's lawsuit, was issued by a federal court in South Texas.

A Texas federal judge suspended the Biden administration's eviction moratorium for 14 days.

Biden will also direct USA agencies to create strategies to address the root causes of migration from Central America and expand opportunities for migrants to come to the United States legally, the memo said.

"We're confident that as the case proceeds, it will be clear that this measure was wholly appropriate in ordering a temporary pause to allow the agency to carefully review its policies, procedures, and enforcement priorities - while allowing for a greater focus on threats to public safety and national security", the White House said in a statement to CBS News.

Biden will create a task force to reunite migrant families who were separated at the U.S. -Mexico border by Trump's immigration policies.

The 100-day moratorium went into effect Friday and applied to nearly anyone who entered the USA without authorization before November.

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Biden administration's order barring most deportations from the United States. That agreement required Homeland Security to consult with Texas and other states before taking any action to "reduce, redirect, reprioritize, relax, or in any way modify immigration enforcement". It also claimed the policy violates federal immigration law that governs arrests and deportations of immigrants living in the US without legal status or who become deportable because of certain criminal convictions.

Paxton's office submitted a Fox News opinion article as evidence that 'refusal to remove illegal aliens is directly leading to the immediate release of additional illegal aliens in Texas'.

In his decision, Tipton found that Texas has a "substantial likelihood of success" in at least two of six claims it has made against the Biden administration: That the executive order violates federal law and that the federal government "arbitrarily and capriciously departed from its previous policy without sufficient explanation".

In response to the order, Mr. Paxton tweeted "VICTORY" and described the deportation moratorium as a "seditious left-wing insurrection", an apparent reference to the January 6 insurrection in which Trump supporters stormed the Capitol as Congress was certifying Mr. Biden's victory.

The memo did not specify which polices would be reversed, but a person familiar with the plans said Biden would end a controversial Trump program known as the Migrant Protection Protocols.

Kate Huddleston, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, which filed a brief in support of the Biden administration, criticized the Texas lawsuit in a statement after the ruling.

This story was reported by The Associated Press.

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