The State of Texas succeeded in temporarily blocking the Biden administration's "pause" on most deportations. That's according to Epoch Times.
In a January 20 memo, Biden appointee and Acting Homeland Security Secretary David Pekoske directed “an immediate pause on removals of any noncitizen with a final order of removal … for 100 days.”
Texas filed a lawsuit saying the pause violates an agreement between the state and the federal government reached during the Trump administration.
Texas asked the court for an injunction preventing the 100-day moratorium on deportations until the state's case can be heard.
U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton, a Trump appointee, issued the preliminary injunction over the objections of the Biden administration.
The Court finds Texas has established by a preponderance of the evidence that it could reasonably expect a 100-day pause to lead to a significant number of criminal aliens and unaccompanied children moving freely within and into Texas who would otherwise be removed
The 100-day pause will lead to a significant number of criminal aliens moving freely within and into Texas who otherwise would have been removed. Criminal aliens and state offenders have a demonstrable propensity to recidivate. Therefore, the 100-day pause will cause Texas unanticipated detention facility costsDrew Tipton, U.S. District Judge, February 23
The 100-day pause on deportations will be blocked until the Texas lawsuit is heard, or until further order of a higher court.