Repost from The Virginia Star.
On Friday, a federal judge in Texas ordered the Biden Administration to stop its mass releasing of illegal alien minors into the country after they come across the southern border.
Breitbart reports that the ruling came from Judge Mark Pittman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, who was appointed by President Donald Trump in 2019. Pittman’s order forbids the Biden Administration from releasing any more illegals by declaring them exempt from Title 42, an immigration policy first enacted by President Trump which allowed immigration authorities to immediately deport illegals after apprehending them. The policy was one of several strict immigration measures implemented shortly after the coronavirus outbreak, citing health concerns with regards to the high number of unhealthy people crossing the border and potentially spreading the disease even further.
Under Biden, virtually all illegal aliens under the age of 18 were declared exempt from Title 42 and were allowed into the country, where they would first be placed in the custody of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), before eventually being connected with family members and other sponsors already living in the United States.
In his ruling, Judge Pittman pointed out that Biden “has (arbitrarily) excepted COVID-19 positive unaccompanied alien children from Title 42 procedures—which were purposed with preventing the spread of COVID-19.”
“As a result, border states such as Texas now uniquely bear the brunt of the ramifications,” Pittman continued. “Yet, while policy decisions are beyond judicial review, those agency actions that are ‘arbitrary, capricious, . . . or otherwise not in accordance with law’ will be set aside.”
Attorney General Ken Paxton celebrated the ruling as a “win for Texas and children,” and a “loss for Biden and cartels.” America First Legal Foundation, a legal organization founded and led by former senior Trump Administration adviser Stephen Miller, released a statement declaring the ruling “a truly historic victory.”