Saturday, August 21, 2021

Federal Judge Halts Biden Deportation Policies; Blocks Biden's Limits on Immigrant Arrests, Deportation, and related stories

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Federal judge halts Biden deportation policies:
Siding with Texas and Louisiana, a federal judge ruled Thursday the Biden administration's new policies limiting deportations violate standards set by Congress.
In the latest blow to President Joe Biden’s immigration policies, U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton in Texas agreed with the two states in finding the Department of Homeland Security is unlawfully allowing some immigrants to go free when it should be deporting them due to their criminal records.
Tipton, appointed by former President Donald Trump last year, ordered DHS to stop enforcing memos the agency’s officials issued in the first month of Biden’s presidency that established new guidelines for deportations.
The memos directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to prioritize deporting undocumented immigrants who are national security threats, who entered the country after Nov. 1 and who are public safety threats serving time after their convictions for certain aggravated felonies.
The guidance was part of Biden’s effort to “rebuild fair and effective asylum procedures that respect human rights and due process” following the draconian measures taken by his predecessor that severely limited who can qualify for asylum and left all paperless immigrants at risk of deportation. --->READ MORE HERE
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U.S. Judge Blocks Biden's Limits on Immigrant Arrests, Deportation:
A federal judge on Thursday blocked President Joe Biden's administration from enforcing its guidance limiting who can be arrested and deported by U.S. immigration agents, siding with two Republican-led states - Texas and Louisiana - that had challenged it.
U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton, in Corpus Christi, Texas, ruled that the February guidance from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency violated a federal law requiring that the government "shall detain" people who commit certain crimes or are otherwise deemed eligible for deportation.
"Put simply, the Government has instructed federal officials that 'shall detain' certain aliens means 'may detain' when it unambiguously means must detain," Tipton wrote.
ICE did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Biden, a Democrat, has sought to roll back some of the hardline immigration policies of his Republican predecessor Donald Trump. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

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