U.S. judge blocks Biden deportation freeze nationwide following legal challenge by Texas

by Reuters
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 19:32 GMT

WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (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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