January 26, 2021A federal judge in Texas has momentarily blocked the suspension of expulsions of immigrants, in what appears to be the first stumbling block on one of the Biden administration's first actions on immigration.
CNN reports it.
The court order comes from the lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton against the 100-day ban on deportations, which went into effect on Friday.
Texas Southern District Judge Drew Tipton ordered the order freeze for 14 days.
The 100-day moratorium on the deportation of irregular foreigners is a measure considered a priority in matters of immigration by the new president.
District Judge Tipton issued a Texas-requested temporary restraining order that on Friday appealed a memo from the Department of Homeland Security ordering immigration agencies to suspend most deportations.
Tipton's order is a first blow for the Biden administration, which has proposed far-reaching changes on immigration, including a plan to legalize an estimated 11 million immigrants living illegally in the United States.
The 100-day hiatus from deportations was one of the main promises of Biden's campaign.