# Texas Sues Biden Administration Over Deportation Freeze Order

Texas Sues Biden Administration Over Deportation Freeze Order


January 22, 2021 Updated: January 23, 2021

The state of Texas on Friday sued the Biden administration over a memorandum suspending the deportations of illegal aliens.

“On its first day in office, the Biden Administration cast aside congressionally enacted immigration laws and suspended the removal of illegal aliens whose removal is compelled by those very laws. In doing so, it ignored basic constitutional principles and violated its written pledge to work cooperatively with the State of Texas to address shared immigration enforcement concerns,” the lawsuit (pdf), filed in a federal district court in Texas, states. “This unlawful reversal will cause Texas immediate and irreparable harm if it is not enjoined.”

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not respond to a request for comment.

President Joe Biden’s Acting DHS Secretary David Pekoske issued a memo (pdf) on Jan. 20 “directing an immediate pause on removals of any noncitizen with a final order of removal (except as noted below) for 100 days.” The exceptions to the order include illegal aliens who have either engaged in or are suspected of terrorism or espionage.”

According to the lawsuit, Pekoske’s memo affects nearly all illegal aliens with pending deportations “including those whose removal was ordered following a full and fair hearing and those who are not entitled—and do not claim to be entitled—to further immigration benefits.”

The lawsuit claims that the order violates and agreement between DHS and Texas because the agency failed to notify the state of the changes and did not consider the harms Texas may suffer as a result.

The lawsuit, filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, asks the federal court to declare Pekoske’s memo unlawful and to block the defendants from executing the order.

“In one of its first of dozens of steps that harm Texas and the nation as a whole, the Biden administration directed DHS to violate federal immigration law and breach an agreement to consult and cooperate with Texas on that law. Our state defends the largest section of the southern border in the nation. Failure to properly enforce the law will directly and immediately endanger our citizens and law enforcement personnel,” Paxton said in a statement.

“DHS itself has previously acknowledged that such a freeze on deportations will cause concrete injuries to Texas. I am confident that these unlawful and perilous actions cannot stand.”

Paxton for the win. I’m happy to have him in Texas.

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Other states will likely join the lawsuit.

Hope so, hope they win. I’m sick of liberals and their defense of illegals.


Texas saving us in the end maybe the biggest irony of all.

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Count me in as I share those sentiments as well.

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Hey loulouboy…been by dr.manHOLES circle jerkers club lately…there’s a number of your favorites there now…

texASS is the armpit of the country… haha they talk about needing more deportation when
the state is full of red necks that believe in incest and want to do away with protection of children…filthy pigs…

@Patriot @Tyfoon @KVN


Hey dr. manHOLE…TISK TISK LITTLE BOY mama will spank
your bottom if you keep breaking the rules…

Hey I hear you take your boys to Vegas and treat them good huh
really good if you know what I mean…everythings free why do you
have them stay in your room. that only has one bed huh…naughty

@patriot @tyfoon @KVN

Exhibit a

I am just waiting for the Texas secession talk to begin. Gonna start packing now…

Like we’ve heard a dozen times in the past 50 years…:roll_eyes:

Are We going to let 2% of America make us seceded ? Lol hell no we make them surrender if a civil war broke out 90% of the refugees will go back home they ain’t fighting for Democrats ha