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A Texas federal judge’s action Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, stopped President Joe Biden’s 100-day halt in deportations. The judge sent the president a message to be mindful of the land mines that await his administration in the nation’s courts.
Conservative US Federal Judges
The deportation issue may be forced up to the U.S. Supreme Court, where two-thirds of the justices are conservative. Former President Donald Trump appointed one-third of those justices.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton received support from another U.S. District Judge, Drew Tipton, appointed by Trump; he challenged President Biden’s temporary suspension of deportations.
Tipton’s challenge further intensifies actions against the executive branch initiated by a lone judge. Trump’s Justice Department lawyers consistently were able to convince the Supreme Court to lift those injunctions. The conservative Supreme Court majority may not be as sympathetic to Biden’s endeavors as Trump’s.
Biden to Dismantle Trump Immigration Practices
President Biden has a strong desire to dismantle Trump’s anti-immigrant practices. The president also stopped construction on the wall at the southern border. The freeze, which began last Friday, excludes individuals who came to America after November 1, 2020, suspects of terrorism or espionage, or individuals that pose a danger to national security.
Written by Omari Jahi
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware
CNN: Defeat in Texas shows how the conservative judiciary can thwart Biden’s agenda, Joan Biskupic
The Federalist Papers: Biden Hit with First Major Lawsuit as Texas Objects to ‘Unlawful’ Immigration Freeze, Jared Harris
Breitbart: Texas Readies for Lawsuits Against Joe Biden’s Incoming Administration, AMY FURR
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