Despite a pledge to halt immigrant removals, the Biden administration “has deported hundreds of immigrants in its early days” the Associated Press reports.
President Joe Biden “while campaigning, had promised he would put a stop to deportations for 100 days, a move that was welcomed by immigrant advocates looking to see if he was serious about making immigration reform a priority,” Politico reported in early February. Almost as soon as Biden took the oath of office, eager to draw a distinction between his administration and the Trump administration, which took a hard line on illegal immigration, he signed an executive order issuing that moratorium.
A month ago, however, a Texas judge barred the United States government from putting that halt to removals, noting that the administration had failed “to provide any concrete, reasonable justification for a 100-day pause on deportations.”
“A federal judge last week ordered the Biden administration not to enforce a 100-day moratorium on deportations, but the ruling