A Texas judge has extended the temporary restraining order on President Joe Biden’s 100-day deportation pause until February 23 to give both sides more time to provide information to the court about the issue.
“The Court may ultimately be persuaded by the Defendants’ arguments, but any harm they might incur between now and then does not outweigh the potential for irreparable harm to Texas,” U.S. District Court Judge Drew Tipton wrote.
Biden said the 100-day pause on removals is necessary to allow” the administration to consider “important immigration, foreign policy, and humanitarian considerations.”
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the Biden administration over the pause last month, claiming that an agreement it had with the state required at least 180 days’ notice before implementing any changes in immigration policy.
Tipton made the injunction nationwide because of the flow of immigrants to and from other states.
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