President Joe Biden keeps pushing to overturn and rescind many of his predecessor’s actions. Perhaps above all, Biden has focused on stripping away Donald Trump’s stricter border rules.
It’s clear that the current POTUS has very different views on border protection and the overall security of the country. But many are saying he’s already gone too far.
This includes a Texas judge, who just stopped one of Biden’s orders in its tracks.
One of the President’s first proposals was to put a 100-day pause on deportations. It’s just a small part of the sweeping Democrat agenda that also includes halting construction of the southern border wall.
Many Republicans and border officials have questioned Biden’s moves, though.
They claim such decisions will further endanger America, and POTUS is actually prioritizing foreign individuals over citizens. An “America Second” approach, as some have said.
And now, Texas adds a big word to the argument: “unconstitutional.”
From Fox News:
The Biden administration’s efforts to impose a 100-day pause on deportations of illegal immigrants were dealt another blow on Tuesday when a district judge extended a ban on its imposition in response to a lawsuit from Texas.
U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton indefinitely banned enforcement of the Jan. 20 memorandum that would have implemented a 100-day moratorium on most deportations.
This represents a stronger stance from Tipton.
Initially, the judge had only issued a two-week restraining order. This was a result of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton saying Biden’s order “violated federal law.”
Paxton also argued that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needed to be consulted before Biden’s order could go through.
Obviously, the judge agrees.
The state of Texas quickly said the directive violates the Constitution, and goes against a contractual agreement they have with DHS (signed in the last days of the Trump administration).
At the time, Paxton said:
Our state defends the largest section of the southern border in the nation.
Failure to properly enforce the law will directly and immediately endanger our citizens and law enforcement personnel.
The Biden administration continues to make major changes to the entire system, and this includes providing ICE with revised guidance. But that guidance is temporary; it only lasts 3 months.
And as for the 100-day freeze on deportations, that’s a no-go.
The judge made it clear that there will be no enforcement of Biden’s order, which means Texas won’t be complying and deportations will likely continue as planned.
As far as the state is concerned, it’s all in the interest of national security and safety. And millions of citizens will likely agree.
- A Texas judge slapped an indefinite ban on Biden’s 100-day deportation freeze.
- It was only a 2-week suspension at first, but now the state won’t be complying with the President’s directive moving forward.
- Texas AG Ken Paxton claims the order violates the Constitution, as well as a contract the state has with DHS.
Source: Fox News