Texas alleged in its lawsuit that DHS should have informed the state of the 100-day deportation pause before implementing it.
During the campaign, Biden vowed to 'make a major federal commitment to purchase clean vehicles for federal, state, tribal, postal, and local fleets'.
The order represents a victory for Texas' Republican leaders, who often sued to stop programs enacted by Mr. Biden's Democratic predecessor, President Barack Obama. Trump spent most of his presidency with ratings in the low 40s, and left office on January 20 with a Gallup poll approval of just 34 percent, a record low.
The judge said that "maintaining the status quo as it existed prior to the" memorandum's pause on deportations "is appropriate under the Administrative Procedures Act". Immigration agencies typically have latitude in processing cases and scheduling removal flights.
"President Biden remains committed to taking immediate action to reform our immigration system to ensure it's upholding American values while keeping our communities safe". "Your attempted halt on nearly all deportations would increase the cost to Texas caused by illegal immigration", Paxton said in his press release on 21 January.
Biden said he also would close "loopholes" that allow key parts like engines, steel and glass to be manufactured overseas for vehicles that still get the stamp of being US -made.
The 100-day moratorium went into effect Friday and applied to nearly anyone who entered the US without authorization before November.
He went on to note "that my state has to bear with health care and education and law enforcement costs and numerous other costs". It also violates a contractual agreement between Texas and The DHS.
In his decision, Tipton found that Texas has a "substantial likelihood of success" in at least two of six claims it has made against the Biden administration: That the executive order violates federal law and that the federal government "arbitrarily and capriciously departed from its previous policy without sufficient explanation". Five people died in the Capitol riot, including a Capitol Police officer.
Meanwhile, Kate Huddleston, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Texas, commented that Attorney General Paxton's lawsuit "should not be allowed to proceed".
This story was reported by The Associated Press.