Federal judge extends block on Biden deportation pause

Federal judge extends block on Biden deportation pause

Originally Published in CNN

Priscilla Alvarez - February 24, 2021

Washington (CNN) A federal judge in Texas ruled late Tuesday that a block on the Biden administration's deportation pause will remain in effect after having previously halted the moratorium on a temporary basis.

Just days into Joe Biden's presidency, Judge Drew Tipton of the Southern District of Texas, a Trump appointee, blocked the administration's 100-day pause on deportations, delivering a blow to one of Biden's first immigration actions.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, filed a lawsuit arguing, in part, that the deportation moratorium violated an agreement signed between the Department of Homeland Security and Texas in the waning days of the Trump presidency that required the department to consult the state before changing or modifying policies.
Tipton initially blocked the pause for a 14-day period, then again until Tuesday, when he issued a ruling halting the moratorium nationwide while the case proceeds.

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