The state of Texas won its first lawsuit Thursday against the Biden administration over the president’s executive order directing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to halt for 100 days deportations of immigrants who entered the country illegally. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued, and the 100-day pause was enjoined by a federal judge.
Because the 100-day period in question has expired, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Southern Division dismissed the case. DHS said in a statement that it “does not intend to extend or reinstate a policy requiring a pause on the execution of final orders of removal for any noncitizens.”
“This is a big win for Texas and the nation,” Paxton said in response. “It sends a clear message to the Biden Administration that they will not be able to violate federal immigration law and endanger the lives of Texans. This Administration’s failed policies have only exacerbated the crisis at our southern border, and further exhausted the regular duties of our law enforcement officers.”