With only hours to spare before Title 42 expires and sets off an expected massive wave of illegal immigration, a federal judge in Florida imposed a two-week restraining order that would prevent the Biden administration from implementing a policy that allows for the release of migrants without court dates.
Judge T. Kent Wetherell II ruled that the “parole with conditions” policy must be paused:
This case is before the Court based on Florida’s emergency motion for a temporary restraining order (TRO)(Doc. 2) and Defendants’ response in opposition (Doc 9). No hearing is necessary to rule on the motion, and upon due consideration of the parties’ filings and the entire case file, the Court finds for the reasons that follow that the motion is due to be granted.
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 “parole with conditions” policy would have allowed for the release of illegals into the country with no way to track them:
The policy was outlined in a Border Patrol memo, which says that migrants can be allowed into the country on parole — a process typically reserved for “urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit” — if Customs and Border Protection (CBP) faces overcrowding. The memo calls the practice “parole with conditions” as migrants are required to make an appointment with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or request a Notice to Appear by mail.
Under a parole release, migrants are rapidly released into the country, do not get an alien registration number and do not receive a court date.
As RedState’s Mike Miller reported Thursday, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody had sued the Biden administration in the U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida and requested the restraining order.
Officials have predicted a huge surge at the southern border after the expiration of Title 42, with as many as 10,000 expected on the first day (Friday) alone. In fact, that wave has already been materializing in recent days, with large groups of migrants massing and waiting for a chance to attempt to get into the United States.
This ruling was handed down Thursday evening, and it’s unclear how it will affect the chaos at the Rio Grande. RedState will keep you updated as new information comes in.
More from the border:
Florida AG Sues Biden Administration to Stop Massive Illegal Alien Surge
It Begins: Border Overwhelmed as Thousands Line up to Cross When Title 42 Expires at Midnight
Human Tsunami Expected at Border When Title 42 Expires, 10,000 Reportedly Set to Cross Day 1
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Originally Posted on: https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2023/05/11/breaking-judge-issues-temporary-restraining-order-against-key-biden-border-policy-as-title-42-expires-n744782