By Laura Gomez | AZ Mirror
A federal judge in Arizona on Thursday said she’ll deny a request from Attorney General Mark Brnovich to issue a preliminary injunction prohibiting the federal government from enforcing a temporary pause on deportations.
That pause, issued on Jan. 20, 2021, is known as the 100-day deportation moratorium and has been held from implementation since a Texas court issued a temporary restraining order on Jan. 26.
On Feb. 2, Brnovich filed a lawsuit also seeking a preliminary injuction on the deportation pause, which excluded migrants who entered the country after Nov. 1, 2020; people released from local or state custody for “aggravated felony” convictions; and “individuals who have engaged in or are suspected of terrorism or espionage.”
“Federal Judge Bolton was right to deny the Attorney General’s injunction as moot, as there is already an injunction on the proposed 100 day deportation stay arising from a similar suit out of Texas. AG Brnovich knew this, and thus, its safe to assume this was a politically driven lawsuit more than anything, leaving Arizona taxpayers to foot a needless bill.”
Darius Amiri, Rose Law Group Immigration Law Dept. Chair