U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton has indefinitely banned President Joe Biden’s attempt to enforce a 100 day moratorium on most deportations.
Per CBS News “Tipton, a Trump appointee, initially ruled on Jan. 26 that the moratorium violated federal law on administrative procedure and that the U.S. failed to show why a deportation pause was justified. A temporary restraining order the judge issued was set to expire Tuesday.”
After Tipton’s ruling, authorities deported 15 people to Jamaica and hundreds of of others to Central America.
Kate Huddleston, Texas American Civil Liberties Union attorney fumed over the latest ruling, saying “Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton continues to … seek to force the Biden administration to follow the xenophobic policies of former President Trump. Allowing these deportations to continue means that families will be torn apart and that people who have the opportunity to seek relief in the United States will be returned to danger.”
BREAKING: U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton has indefinitely banned enforcement of Pres. Biden’s 100 day deportation pause -Fox News
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 24, 2021
Federal judge Drew Tipton, who indefinitely banned the enforcement of the Biden Administration 100-day deportation moratorium late Tuesday, was nominated by President Trump to be US District Court judge for Southern Texas and confirmed by Senate last year on a party line vote. https://t.co/LvvykutYGl
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) February 24, 2021