January 23rd According to the executive order signed by President Biden, the U.S. Homeland Security Agency suspended “the expulsion of certain non-US citizens” for 100 days from January 22.
According to the latest U.S. media report, Biden’s immigration expulsion ban has caused dissatisfaction in Texas, which filed a lawsuit in the federal district court on the 22nd to seek a moratorium on the expulsion ban.
According to US media such as the Texas Tribune, as the most populous “red state” in the United States, Texas has supported Trump’s tough immigration policy for the past four years.
Texas believes that the new government’s immigration expulsion ban violates an agreement signed between the state and the Trump administration, which requires the federal government to obtain Texas’s permission before modifying immigration enforcement policies.
However, some legal scholars have questioned the validity of the agreement.
According to the report, the lawsuit was filed in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas, which is one of the first legal challenges encountered by the new government since taking office.
The presiding judge of the lawsuit is Drew Tipton, a district judge appointed by Trump. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has not responded to this lawsuit.
The new Biden-led administration will suspend the deportation of some migrants for 100 days to ensure “fair and effective immigration enforcement” and focus on maintaining the security of the U.S.-Mexico border and responding to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a memorandum on January 20, the day Biden was sworn in.
U.S. media believes that Biden promised to suspend the expulsion of immigrants during the campaign, and the newly signed immigration expulsion ban fulfilled this promise, which means that many convicted and accused illegal immigrants will not be deported within this period of time.