(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) As the southern border stands on the cusp of what is predicted to be a chaotic onslaught of illegal immigrants rushing to gain entry into the United States as Title 42 expired, a federal judge late Thursday night blocked the Biden administration’s plan to release illegals into the country without court dates.
The ruling to issue a temporary restraining order preventing Biden policy’s implementation was in response to a lawsuit filed by the state of Florida. The ruling imposed a two-week block on the Biden regime’s scheme.
In his ruling, Judge T. Kent Wetherell II wrote that, “DHS is enjoined from implementing or enforcing the parole policy contained in the May 10, 2023, Memorandum from US Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz, titled ‘Policy on Parole with Conditions in Limited Circumstances Prior to Issuance of a Charging Document (Parole with Conditions).’ This TRO will take effect at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time to correspond with the expiration of the Title 42 Order and to give Defendants an opportunity to seek an emergency stay from a higher court.”
Migrant parole releases BLOCKED by a federal judge tonight as a result of a lawsuit filed by the state of Florida. The Biden admin argued that if the releases were blocked, CBP would have 45,000 migrants in custody by the end of the month & would be “catastrophic”. https://t.co/HydPaF5tsL
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) May 12, 2023
The Biden administration reportedly argued into the late hours Thursday, claiming “that without the release policy and other measures there could be 45,000 migrants in custody by the end of the month.”
On Wednesday, there were more than 28,000 in custody, already well over capacity, tweeted Hamed Aleaziz, immigration policy reporter with the L.A. Times.
The judge was unsympathetic, ruling that “this problem is largely one of Defendants’ own making through the adoption an implementation of policies that have encouraged the so-called ‘irregular migration’ that has become fairly regular over the past 2 years,” Aleaziz reported.
“It is inconceivable that [the Biden administration] waited until yesterday to formulate this policy, particularly since they have known for quite some time that the Title 42 Order was going to expire tonight,” the judge wrote.
“@govrondesantis & @AshleyMoodyFL beat Biden, again!” tweeted Taryn Fenske, comms director for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s executive office.
.@govrondesantis & @AshleyMoodyFL beat Biden, again!
SUES Feds and is GRANTED a temporary restraining order on illegal immigrant parole release policy. Read the full order 👇https://t.co/1qYyvckfRV
— Taryn Fenske (@tarynfenske) May 12, 2023