Judge Blocks Biden Deportation Freeze Nationwide Following Legal Challenge by Texas

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January 26, 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in Texas on Tuesday temporarily blocked a move by U.S. President Joe Biden to halt the deportation of certain immigrants for a 100-day period, a swift legal setback for the new Democratic president’s ambitious immigration agenda.

U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton, an appointee of former President Donald Trump in the Southern District of Texas, issued a temporary restraining order that blocks the policy nationwide for 14 days following a legal challenge by Texas.

Reporting by Ted Hesson; Editing by Eric Beech

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