AG Moody Beats Biden on Emergency Request Keeping in Place Preliminary Injunction Blocking Mass-Release Immigration Policy
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody today beat the Biden administration in federal court once again. Last month, Attorney General Moody obtained a preliminary injunction blocking a Biden administration policy that allowed for the mass release of immigrants into the interior of the country. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled in Florida’s favor, letting stand the preliminary injunction, pending the Biden administration’s appeal, and stating that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security failed to show that it is irreparably injured by the preliminary injunction.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to disturb an injunction Florida obtained against a Biden policy allowing the mass release of illegal immigrants into the country. Protecting our border is one of the most fundamental responsibilities of our president, and Florida will not allow Joe Biden and Secretary Mayorkas to continue putting American lives at risk in clear violation of federal law.”
In May, just before Title 42 was set to expire, Attorney General Moody obtained a temporary restraining order enjoining the Biden administration’s unlawful Parole with Conditions policy. After a federal judge denied the U.S. Department of Justice’s motion to stay, the federal government sought review of that decision in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, which today denied the motion to stay.
The decision reads in part: “DHS’s claims of irreparable injury ring somewhat hollow on this record, considering the department’s track record of overstating similar threats in the underlying proceedings."
Read the full decision here.
Recent victories by Attorney General Moody against the Biden administration include:
- May 16: Attorney General Moody obtains preliminary injunction in Florida’s case challenging Biden’s unlawful mass-release immigration policy;
- May 15: Attorney General Moody obtains order denying stay in case to protect Americans from Biden’s plan to mass release immigrants crossing the Southwest Border;
- May 13: Federal judge denies DOJ’s “borderline frivolous” motion to stay order obtained by Attorney General Moody to stop the mass release of illegal immigrants;
- May 11: Federal judge grants Attorney General Moody’s request for a temporary restraining order enjoining Biden’s unlawful “Parole with Conditions” mass-release policy.
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