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Efforts to limit immigration arrests can continue

(KYMA, KECY/ CNN) - A judge's order that would have defeated the Biden Administration's efforts to limit immigration arrests, has been halted by a federal appellate court.

In turn, it's a big win for President Biden after some setbacks. Mainly Texas and Louisiana challenging the memo issued at the beginning of Biden's term.

The memo instructed Immigration and Customs Enforcement to focus its arrests on undocumented immigrants who posed national security risks or had serious criminal histories.

Last month, Judge Drew Tipton issued a preliminary injunction blocking those enforcement priorities. Then an administrative hold was placed on Tipton's order while it was reviewed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

According to their court's ruling Wednesday, they found the provisions do not eliminate immigration officials "broad discretion" to decide who should face enforcement action.

The order will largely be paused while the case plays out unless the red states successfully seek and intervention from the full Fifth Circuit or the U.S. Supreme Court.

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