Recently, a federal judge decided to extent the temporary suspension of the 100-day moratorium on deportations, which was initiated by Biden.
According to Drew Tipton, the U.S. District Court Judge in the Souther District of Texas, the Court might eventually become persuaded by the arguments of the Defendant, but he also acknowledged that “any harm they might incur between now and then does not outweigh the potential for irreparable harm to Texas.”
Biden’s administration claims that the 100-day moratorium is important for allowing them to examine various considerations, including those regarding immigration, foreign policy, and humanitarian considerations.
Tipton, a Trump appointee, elected to extend the suspension of Biden’s deportation freeze for an additional two weeks, or until February 23. Tipton also noted the potential for “irreparable harm” to Texas in the absence of the suspension. The first time Tipton paused Biden’s freeze on deportation occurred on January 26.
Furthermore, Ken Paxton, the Texas AG, initiated a lawsuit against Biden’s administration this past January, after Biden announced a 100-day moratorium on deportations.
Paxton recalls how he told both DHS and Biden to rescind the freeze on deportations, given that the freeze “is unconstitutional, illegal, and bad for Texas and the nation.” However, Paxton notes that “they didn’t budge.”
Thus, Paxton’s lawsuit includes various claims regarding the impact of illegal immigrants in Texas, including that their presence “leads to budgetary harm, including higher education and healthcare costs.”