A federal judge in Texas has just placed a temporary stay blocking President Joe Biden's 100 day moratorium on deportations.
U.S. District Court Judge Drew Tipton, a member of the right wing Federalist Society, sided with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
"Defendants are enjoined from executing the 100-day pause on removals for 14 days," Judge Tipton ruled. That apparently means deportations can continue for the next two weeks.
Breaking: federal judge temporarily blocks Biden's 100-day deportation pause in lawsuit brought by Texas AG @KenPaxtonTX. Applies nationwide.
"Defendants are enjoined from executing the 100-day pause on removals for 14 days..." @CourthouseNews pic.twitter.com/Kbl2VNEM8c
— Travis Bubenik (@travisbubenik) January 26, 2021
President Biden enacted the 100 day deportations pause on January 20.
Slate's Mark Joseph Stern notes Republicans did exactly what they have been accusing Democrats of doing for years.
Republicans who spent the last four years railing against nationwide injunctions and forum shopping just went to a Trump judge in Texas to get a nationwide block on Biden's 100-day deportation pause. https://t.co/v6HsWCRCzk pic.twitter.com/LTnmLtds19
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) January 26, 2021