Judge Denies Activist’s Request To Stop Government From Transporting Illegal Immigrants To Other States

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A federal judge in Texas denied Wednesday a conservative activist’s request for an emergency stay to stop the government from transporting immigrants who entered the country illegally in South Texas to other states or releasing them on their own recognizance.

In a complaint filed in July, Orly Taitz argued that by sending immigrant children and families to various states while South Texas was overwhelmed by an immigration surge, the U.S. government created a public health risk. She called for a two-month quarantine and medical screening for all immigrants detained after entering the country.

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen on Wednesday told the dentist and lawyer from Rancho Santa Margarita, California, that she could refile an amended complaint. He said he was denying her request for an emergency stay because he was not convinced the lawsuit would succeed with Taitz as the plaintiff.

“The only way I see this going forward beyond this next step is that you’re going to have some expert support for your damages,” Hanen said.

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