RAICES, along with FIEL Houston and the ACLU Texas are defendants on this case.
San Antonio, TX – In response to Judge Drew Tipton’s ruling granting the State of Texas a Preliminary Injunction of the January 20th DHS Memo on Biden’s Immigration Enforcement Priorities, RAICES released the following statement:
“Today’s ruling granting the State of Texas a Preliminary Injunction of the 100-day pause on removals is undoubtedly a setback in our fight to stop the unjust and inhumane deportations of our clients. Regardless of this ruling, RAICES is committed to continue to fight for them every step of the way and use every legal and advocacy tool at our disposal to keep families together and free,” said Tami Goodlette, Director of Litigation at RAICES.
“Given this decision, it is crucial that the Biden administration hold ICE accountable to ensure that the discretion of ICE officers to detain and remove immigrants is used in a way that promotes the values of the Biden Administration,” she continued. “We know that Attorney General Paxton and other Trump followers will continue to attack the immigrant community. President Biden must keep his promise to protect immigrants from these attacks.”