Biden’s proposal to temporarily suspend deportations
Regarding immigration, both President Joe Biden and his team have always emphasized the need to improve the immigration system, lift restrictions implemented by the previous administration, and offer assistance to the most vulnerable immigrant populations in times of global crisis.
To give his administration time to review current protocols and keep up with Trump’s immigration policies, President Biden proposed freezing removal orders for certain immigrants for 100 days. Two days after the president took office, the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) published a memorandum, formalizing Biden’s moratorium on deportations.
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Federal judge rules in favor of Texas Attorney General
Biden’s moratorium on deportations unleashed a gigantic social controversy and generated different reactions among the local population. In fact, his administration has received both praise and criticism regarding the way it is handling the immigration sector.
However, the deportation case is already in the middle of a legal process as the Texas Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Biden’s 100-day moratorium on deportations on the same day that DHS published the memorandum making it official.
In the legal complaint, the Attorney General stated that pausing deportations could have extremely negative repercussions for border states like Texas and filed a motion for a TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) on moratorium on deportations.
A federal judge ruled in favor of the Texas Attorney General and temporarily blocked Biden’s moratorium on deportations through a TRO, initially for 14 days, stating that pausing removal orders is against local immigration law and could affect border territory.
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Judge indefinitely extends restriction on Biden’s moratorium on deportations
Three days after releasing his verdict, the federal judge in charge of the case extended the restriction on the 100-day moratorium until Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
However, on Tuesday, the judge indefinitely blocked Biden’s moratorium on deportations and stated that the restriction will be in effect until the legal complaint is resolved and the court responds to the lawsuit filed by the Texas Attorney General.
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It is essential to have the constant accompaniment of experts
It is no secret that the Biden administration plans to expand alternatives available to immigrant communities. However, it is important to clarify that one of the reasons why Biden plans to improve the immigration system is, in fact, to reduce illegal immigration and protect the US borders.
Therefore, it is imperative to avoid irregular immigration and to follow legal guidelines established by the local immigration system to protect your future and avoid precarious situations.
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