An executive order issued by Joe Biden to put a freeze on deportation was temporarily blocked by a federal judge in Texas.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton challenged the EO in court to which U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a temporary restraining order on Jan. 26, blocking Biden’s policy nationwide for 14 days.
The order is a setback to the Biden administration, which has proposed far-reaching changes, including a plan to legalize about 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States illegally. Last week, the administration also issued an order that halts all U.S.–Mexico border wall construction.
During former President Donald Trump’s four years in office, Democrats and immigration activists often filed lawsuits in an attempt to halt Trump’s border wall construction, among other immigration provisions. With Paxton’s lawsuit, it’s likely that Republicans may do the same—especially with hundreds of judges appointed by Trump during his term in office.
Paxton hailed the victory, saying on Twitter, “Texas is the FIRST state in the nation to bring a lawsuit against the Biden Admin. AND WE WON.”
“Border states like Texas pay a particularly high price when the federal government fails to faithfully execute our country’s immigration laws,” Paxton said last week, adding that an “attempted halt on almost all deportations would increase the cost to Texas caused by illegal immigration.”
Full story at Epoch Times.
Migrants chanting ‘Biden! Biden!’ stampede border
And so it begins…
In the wake of the presidential election, concerns over the safety of our great nation’s borders have been brought to light, as immigration is perhaps one of the most contested issues in today’s political climate.
President Trump implemented strict policies throughout the last four years to protect America, which Joe Biden is expected to loosen.
Come one, come all!
On the night of December 29, up to 400 migrants – mostly from Cuba – forced their way past Mexican immigration and over turnstiles on the Paso del Norte Bridge, seeking to force their way into El Paso, Texas.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mobile Field Force officers met them in riot gear and used concrete blocks to prevent the surge as many of the migrants chanted “Biden! Biden!” Many of them demanded they be let in.
But with Trump currently in office, that won’t happen.
The migrants with Biden on their minds were met with a recorded message broadcasting over speakers in both English and Spanish warning that any further trouble would be met by force, arrests and prosecution. The message blared until the crowd dispersed, Center for Immigration Studies reports.
Biden has several times promised an amnesty bill, an end to deportations and a reversal of Trump immigration policies during his first 100 days in office, a message which, according to Enrique Valenzuela – head of the Chihuahua State Council for Population and Migration – is spreading like wildfire on social media.
Migrants are expecting to be let in immediately.
“There is the expectation, there is hope and there is enthusiasm in them who believe that with the change of administration comes new measures and that they will immediately enter and there will be new conditions that will allow them to request asylum,” he said in an interview with Mexican newspaper El Sol de Parral.
This isn’t the first occasion of migrants trying to force their way in, and it certainly won’t be the last.
U.S. CBP Chief Suspended on Twitter for Saying Border Wall Stops Murderers and Sex Predators
Apparently, it’s against Twitter’s rules on “hateful conduct” to discuss how a border wall stops gang members and sexual predators from entering the country. Wouldn’t want to offend the sensibilities of violent criminals now, would we, Jack?
The Federalist is reporting:
Twitter suspended U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan for a post celebrating the success of the U.S. southern border wall keeping violent criminals from reaching American communities.
According to screenshots shared exclusively with The Federalist, Twitter locked Morgan’s account Wednesday afternoon for apparently violating platform rules governing “hateful conduct” after the commissioner attempted to tweet about the wall’s benefits.
The tweet that got Morgan in hot water with the social media platform stated: “.@CBP & @USACEHQ continue to build new wall every day. Every mile helps us to stop gang members, murderers, sexual predators, and drugs from entering our country.”
In an email to Morgan, Twitter wrote, “You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.”
Morgan told the Federalist,” If you look at the tweet in question again every mile helps us stop gang members, murderers, and pedophiles from entering our country. It’s just a fact.”
“I’m sure somebody on that Twitter team has heard that everyone that illegally enters are just good people looking for a better way of life,” Morgan continued. “The American people ultimately don’t get to hear the truth because someone at Twitter, based on their own ideology, pushed a button to prevent the truth from coming out.”
Read the full story HERE.