BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has denied a conservative activist's request for an emergency stay of a federal program that transports to other states immigrants who entered the country illegally in South Texas.
In a complaint filed in July, Orly Taitz argued that by sending immigrant children and families to various states while South Texas was overwhelmed, 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.
Taitz is best known as a pioneer of the "birther" movement that questions whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States.