Rule of law wins 'important victory' over dictatorship

Thursday, February 25, 2021
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

ICE arrests 2An immigration enforcement advocacy organization is pleased with a federal judge's ruling against Joe Biden's deportation pause.

U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton has indefinitely banned the Biden administration from enforcing a 100-day moratorium on most deportations. He issued a preliminary injunction sought by Texas, which argued that the moratorium violated federal law and risked imposing additional costs on the state.

Tipton, a Trump appointee, initially ruled last month that the moratorium violated federal law on administrative procedure and that the U.S. failed to show why a deportation pause was justified. The judge's temporary restraining order was set to expire Tuesday.

"This is an important victory not just for the rule of law when it comes to immigration, but also for our constitutional system of government here in the United States," submits Ira Mehlman a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). "Essentially what Biden was doing was saying I'm going to negate laws that Congress passed previously by simply deciding I'm not going to enforce the laws. And once you go down that path, then we're headed toward dictatorship; that takes us into very dangerous territory."

Mehlman

Mehlman says this case could wind up at the Supreme Court, if the Biden administration can appeal it that far.

"If you have the Supreme Court saying that presidents simply can't ignore laws that they don't like, that is a precedent that is going to apply in many other areas of law," the FAIR spokesman explains. "They know that they're going to have to go the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on this, and it's not a favorable court for the Biden administration."

So Mehlman believes they may just cut their losses and simply decide to do "the absolute minimum that they can get away with."

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