File photo of immigrants before being deported to Guatemala.
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WASHINGTON – The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE) resumed deportations after a judge blocked the moratorium on expulsions decreed last week by the president’s government Joe Biden, affirmed this friday John bruning, an immigration attorney.
Bruning indicated that the United States has deported at least four people to Mexico and Honduras and is preparing to deport another 18 to Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic.
After his presidential inauguration on January 20, Biden decreed a 100-day pause in deportations but on Tuesday, the 26th federal judge Drew B. Tipton, of the Southern District Court of Texas, halted the nationwide application of Biden’s order. after a request to that effect from the state of Texas.
Bruning, a member of the Minneapolis Human Rights Lawyers, in Minnesota, gave an account of the deportations from that state in a message on his Twitter account.
Other US media indicated that at least 15 people had been deported on Thursday. ICE did not immediately respond to EFE’s query in this regard.
On Wednesday, activists who defend immigrants affirmed that the judge’s order, which prevents the moratorium, does not however oblige the government to deport the immigrants, since it is an executive decision that can be analyzed on a case-by-case basis.
Texas Attorney General, Republican Ken Paxton, filed a lawsuit against Biden’s decision to pause the deportations last week, arguing that the new administration acted arbitrarily by not consulting them previously, and then the judge stopped the application of the presidential decree.
For its part, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, He asked the federal government to rescind the moratorium on the grounds that the pause in deportations violates an agreement signed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with Arizona and other states in the final weeks of President Donald Trump’s administration.
This action, seen by many as an obstacle to preventing the current government from enforcing its immigration policies, requires that DHS give, in writing and 180 days in advance, a notice to the states with arguments and detailed explanations that support the changes. in immigration policy.