May 24, 2022

Trump judge blocks Biden’s ‘Sanctuary Country’ order

A Trump-appointed district judge has blocked President Joe Biden’s “sanctuary country” order that would have protected illegal aliens from deportation.

According to a report by Breitbart News District Judge Michael J. Newman issued a preliminary injunction against the order by President Joe Biden.

Biden’s order worked to prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from arresting and deporting the majority of the nation’s roughly 11-22 million illegal aliens.

“The orders were imposed in September 2021 after the Biden administration was successfully sued by Texas and Louisiana for implementing similar orders at the start of last year. The latest orders dictate that only illegal aliens deemed a ‘public safety threat” or a “national security threat’ can be arrested and deported by ICE agents,” Breitbart News reported.

Newman was siding with Arizona, Montana, and Ohio — the states that brought the lawsuit — in the case, where his ruling requires the states to bear the brunt of financial costs to taxpayers associated with protecting illegal aliens.

Newman writes:

But the States have plausibly shown these costs have accrued, and will continue to do so, even if the priority shift generates some offsetting benefit. This financial impact is a “tangible” one. [Emphasis added]

In the District of Arizona litigation over the Interim Guidance, for example, Arizona identified noncitizens with criminal convictions who were placed on state supervision after DHS lifted their detainers under the Interim Guidance. A decrease in detention and removal of criminal aliens will invariably lead to similar results in Montana and Ohio. [Emphasis added]

An aggregate decline in removals will also cause the States to devote more emergency Medicaid and educational resources to noncitizens than they otherwise would have. [Emphasis added]

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich celebrated the preliminary injunction.

“This is a tremendous victory for the rule of law and the safety of our communities,” Brnovich said in a statement. “Since assuming office, the Biden administration has undermined our immigration laws and our law enforcement agencies, while empowering dangerous cartels and criminals on both sides of the border. I’m grateful for this ruling and for the partnership of Ohio and Montana as we work to reverse this catastrophic lawlessness.”

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