Joe Biden’s agenda has been set in motion seemingly without any meaningful opposition thanks to a slew of uncontested executive orders right out of the gate.
However, Biden was just dealt a devastating blow by a U.S. district judge in response to a Texas lawsuit against Biden’s executive order issuing a 100-day moratorium on deportations.
U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton indefinitely banned enforcement of a January 20th memorandum ordering a 100-day halt of deportations. , sending the Biden administration back to the drawing board.
Tipton’s ruling is an extension of an earlier two-week ban on the enforcement of the order prompted by a lawsuit brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
The deportation moratorium order halted the deportations of any illegal aliens, though it did contain exclusions for those who were found to engage in “terrorism or espionage or who pose a danger to national security. It would also exclude those who were not present in the U.S. before Nov. 1, 2020, those who agreed to waive the right to remain, and those whom the ICE director individually determined need to be removed by law,” according to Fox News.
Texas argued that the order violated federal law, however, and that the Department of Homeland Security must negotiate with Texas before approving such an action. Tipton agreed at the time, issuing the initial stay.
“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,” Paxton said in a statement last month.
Former acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf noted last week that Biden appears to be creating a new border crisis out of “whole cloth” with a slew of executive orders and proposed legislation reversing the Trump administration’s tireless efforts to reduce the humanitarian disaster at the border.