There goes the far-left vote for Joe Biden and the Democrats at the very time when they can’t afford to lose any support whatsoever.
Biden filled his campaign with empty promises about open borders and a more “humanitarian” approach to border security after Trump was seen as a cruel tyrant to the poor, helpless illegals who made the choice to break immigration law.
In fact Trump was often painted as fascist dictator akin to Hitler for enforcing laws put in place long before he even assumed office.
Regardless, Biden’s open borders approach is failing to pass the legal standard and federal judges have systematically denied its implementation.
On Thursday, a federal appeals court overrode a three-judge panel decision, restoring an injunction blocking Joe Biden’s “sanctuary country” orders as legal challenges continue.
These “sanctuary country” orders are directions by top officials in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). They require immigration agents to delay the deportation of illegal aliens until they have been convicted of aggravated felonies.
In August, Judge Drew Tipton of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking the sanctuary country orders following a lawsuit from the states of Texas and Louisiana.
However, a three-judge panel stayed Tipton’s ruling the following month, saying that “eliminating DHS’s ability to prioritize removals poses a number of practical problems given its limited resources.”
Now a majority of the 16-judge Fifth Circuit has voted to vacate the three-judge panel’s decision and for all of them to hear the case together in what is called an en banc rehearing.
The case is Texas v. U.S., No. 21-40618 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Without any success at the border and not even an iota more “humanitarian” efforts, it’s becoming less likely that the far-left will re-up their support for Biden or the Democrats come ’22 and ’24.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney