Image: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has permanently stopped the Biden administration from pausing illegal alien deportations.
The Golden Hammer Staff Reports
Austin, May 21 – After obtaining a temporary restraining order against the Biden administration and ultimately procuring an agreement from Deputy Attorney General of the United States Patrick Sweeten, TexasAttorney General Ken Paxton is celebrating a major victory in support of enforcement of federal immigration laws. The lawsuit was the first of several lawsuits against President Biden’s Administration and has permanently prevented an unconstitutional attempt to pause deportations at the border for 100 days.
Attorney General Paxton sued the Biden Administration just days after the president took office, resulting in the federal district court quickly halting the enactment of the Administration’s illegal memorandum. The court’s order has been in place since late January.
On its first day in office, the Biden Administration cast aside congressionally enacted immigration laws and suspended the removal of illegal aliens whose removal is compelled by those very laws. The move violated the U.S. Constitution, federal immigration and administrative law, and a contractual agreement between Texas and DHS. Paxton issued a letter warning that the Administration’s actions resulted in an abdication of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s obligation to enforce federal immigration law, which would seriously and irreparably harm Texas and its citizens.
Paxton said upon filing the lawsuit, “In one of its first of dozens of steps that harm Texas and the nation as a whole, the Biden administration directed DHS to violate federal immigration law and breach an agreement to consult and cooperate with Texas on that law. Our state defends the largest section of the southern border in the nation. Failure to properly enforce the law will directly and immediately endanger our citizens and law enforcement personnel. DHS itself has previously acknowledged that such a freeze on deportations will cause concrete injuries to Texas. I am confident that these unlawful and perilous actions cannot stand. The rule of law and security of our citizens must prevail.”
The 100-day freeze period directed by the Biden’s Administration has now expired, and the Department of Homeland Security said it has no intention of extending or reinstating any policy that would further attempt to stop the deportation of illegal aliens.
“This is a big win for Texas and the nation. It sends a clear message to the Biden Administration that they will not be able to violate federal immigration law and endanger the lives of Texans. This Administration’s failed policies have only exacerbated the crisis at our southern border, and further exhausted the regular duties of our law enforcement officers,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said.