(TheRedAlertNews.com) – On Wednesday, Florida’s lawsuit against the Biden administration’s “catch-and-release” policy gained serious momentum when a federal judge noted that the policy made the Southern border “little more than a speedbump” for illegal immigrants.
The state of Florida filed suit against the Biden administration’s “illegal” catch-and-release policies in September 2021.
The state argued the policy causes harm to the state’s “quasi-sovereign interests,” adding that officials are either violating federal immigration law or abusing their authority.
The suit filed by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody in partnership with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is intended to “uphold the rule of law despite the Biden administration’s decision to violate the law.”
On Wednesday, the suit got the go-ahead to move ahead after a ruling by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida threw out the Biden administration’s motion to dismiss the case.
Judge T. Kent Wetherell added a scathing opinion to the ruling, stating the court was “wholly unpersuaded” by the position of the Biden administration.
Wetherell also states in his order that the Biden administration “adopted” and implemented “policies that contravene explicit mandates and restrictions in the immigration statutes,” adding that “the policies have effectively turned the southern border into little more than a speedbump for the hundreds of thousands of aliens who have flooded across the border into the country since January 2021 and the thousands more who are arriving at the border daily.”