A federal choose on Tuesday blocked an govt order by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that banned the transportation of migrants inside the state by anybody aside from regulation enforcement, an preliminary authorized victory for the Biden administration.
U.S. District Choose Kathleen Cardone in El Paso granted the Justice Division’s request for a temporary restraining order towards the ban, saying the division was more likely to prevail on arguments that the Texas ban unconstitutionally interfered with the federal authorities’s operations and conflicted with U.S. immigration regulation.
Choose Cardone, a George W. Bush appointee, additionally mentioned the Texas ban was inflicting irreparable hurt to the federal authorities “and to people the US is charged with defending, jeopardizing the well being and security of non-citizens in federal custody, risking the security of federal regulation enforcement personnel and their households, and exacerbating the unfold of COVID-19.”
The order will stay in place till Aug. 13, when the choose has scheduled a listening to on whether or not to situation a longer-term injunction towards Texas.
The Justice Division declined to remark.