U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a preliminary injunction sought by Texas in response to Bidens 100-day deportaion moratorium, according to AP News.
Tipton argued that the moratorium violated federal laws and that the U.S. failed to show why a deportation pause was justified.
Tipton’s ruling did not require deportations to continue at their previous pace.
From AP News:
The legal fight over the deportation ban is an early sign of Republican opposition to Biden’s immigration priorities, just as Democrats and pro-immigrant legal groups fought Trump’s proposals. Almost four years before Tipton’s order, Trump signed a ban on travel from seven countries with predominantly Muslim populations that caused chaos at airports. Legal groups successfully sued to stop implementation of the ban.
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It was not immediately clear if the Biden administration will appeal Tipton’s latest ruling. The Justice Department did not seek a stay of Tipton’s earlier temporary restraining order.