Just a few days ago, a federal judge issued a restraining order that blocked Biden’s 100-day deportation halt for 14 days. The same judge is now saying that he plans to extend the order by another 14 days, blocking Biden’s policy for nearly a month in total.
US District Judge Drew Tipton said that the extended time will be needed to review the case properly.
The decision came after Texas filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration over his deportation freeze policy, asserting that border states “pay a particularly high price when the federal government fails to faithfully execute our country’s immigration laws.”
Before deciding on the case, Tipton wants to learn more about an agreement made between the Trump administration and Texas officials that required the federal government to notify Texas 180 days before modifying immigration policies that could affect the state.
The lawsuit was filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton who argued that Biden’s new policy “ignored basic constitutional principles and violated its written pledge to work cooperatively with the State of Texas to address shared immigration enforcement concerns.”