Judge strikes down Biden Regime deportation limits

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A judge has reversed Washington’s limits on immigration enforcement, arguing they violate federal law
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12 June 2022
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National News
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...  The ruling was a response to a lawsuit filed by the states of Texas and Louisiana, which sued the Biden administration last April for its alleged refusal to enforce immigration law. At issue was a policy change announced two months before that required the ICE to prioritize the arrest and deportation of only illegals with recent convictions for aggravated felonies or who were known terrorists or gang members. It effectively prevented the agency from deporting 90% of the illegal aliens they would otherwise have sent home.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accused the president’s cabinet of “demonstrating a blatant disregard for Texans’ and Americans’ safety,” and the suit asked the judge to rule that the Biden administration’s new limits on ICE activities constituted a violation of both the APA and federal immigration law.

While Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas argued that simply being in the US without authorization “should not alone be the basis” for deportation or arrest, and the Biden administration’s lawyers defended its policy to focus only on so-called “aggravated felons” as a reasonable use of prosecutorial discretion, Judge Tipton argued the administration was by law restricted to altering immigration law within the bounds set by Congress. 

Paxton hailed the ruling as a “massive defeat for the Biden administration,” accusing the president’s cabinet of trying to “throw out immigration law.”...