A federal judge appointed by the previous president has temporarily halted President Joe Biden’s 100-day moratorium on most deportations, CBS News reports. The lawsuit against the administration was launched by very corrupt Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who claimed that a last-minute agreement signed by unlawfully appointed former Department of Homeland Security Deputy Ken Cuccinelli gave him say over future federal changes.
The corrupt gambit managed to work, at least for right now, and thanks to Paxton’s window-shopped judge. “U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton of the Southern District of Texas agreed to pause the policy for 14 days while he considered a lawsuit filed by Texas' Republican attorney general,” CBS News reported.
“Republicans who spent the last four years railing against nationwide injunctions and forum shopping just went to a Trump judge in Texas to get a nationwide block on Biden's 100-day deportation pause,” tweeted Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern. Cuccinelli’s agreements were widely ridiculed as a bunch of nonsense after they were initially reported on, but the judge did exactly what he was put in place to do:
The very corrupt Paxton is celebrating, of course:
Slow down there, partner. Nothing changes the fact that ICE still has every power to decide who not to prioritize for deportation. So expect the Biden administration to fight this, and it should. And, I'd say the very corrupt Paxton’s lawsuit and this federal judge’s subsequent temporary ruling only increase the urgency for the new Democratic Congress to act now and permanently protect all 11 million undocumented immigrants. The time is now to end this limbo, as today is showing.