A Texas court declared Biden's student loan forgiveness program unconstitutional

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The US president's plan proposes the cancellation of 10,000 dollars in the debt acquired by all those young people who earn less than 125,000 dollars a year. And, in the case of those who have received public aid to pursue higher education, the pardoned money amounts to 20,000 dollars

A Texas court declared Biden's student loan forgiveness program unconstitutional

A Texas court declared Biden's student loan forgiveness program unconstitutional .

A federal court in Texas blocked this Thursday the Biden Administration's student loan forgiveness program alleging that the Administration had violated federal procedures by not asking for “public comment” before introducing the program.

The Job Creators Network Foundation filed a lawsuit on behalf of two individuals who claim that President Joe Biden's measure does not meet the requirements for forgive student debts up to $10,000to young people who earn$125,000 a year, according to The Wall Street Journal

 A Texas court declared Biden's student loan forgiveness program unconstitutional

The Job Creators Network Foundation filed a lawsuit on behalf of two individuals who say President Joe Biden's measure does not qualify for forgiveness of student debt of up to $10,000 for young people who earn less than $125,000 a year.

For this reason, Mark Pittman, a federal judge appointed by Donald Trump, blocked the measure after the US Supreme Court will refuse to hinder the program after the lawsuits imposed by six Republican-led states, concluding that the plaintiffs did not have standing to bring such actions.

The conservative opposition of The United States, including top congressmen and senators, as well as prosecutors and judges, have been discussing legal options to dismantle Biden's plan, which they say represents “illegal executive overreach.””, since it was announced in August, according to the aforementioned newspaper.

A Texas court declared Biden's student loan forgiveness program unconstitutional

America's conservative opposition, including top congressmen and senators, as well as prosecutors and judges, have been discussing legal options to dismantle Biden's plan, which they say represents “illegal executive overreach.” (REUTERS)

Furthermore, the plaintiffs have also previously argued that the student loan forgiveness program harmed taxpayers or that the federal government “does not have the authority to cancel the debt because Congress has not authorized it.”

Biden's plan proposes the cancellation of 10,000 dollars in the debt acquired by all those young people who earn less than 125,000 dollars a year. And, in the case of those who have received public aid to pursue higher education, the pardoned money amounts to $20,000, according to the White House.

A Texas court ruled Biden's student loan forgiveness program unconstitutional

Mark Pittman, a federal judge appointed by Donald Trump, blocked the measure after the US Supreme Court refused to block the program following lawsuits imposed by six Republican-led states, concluding that the plaintiffs did not have standing to bring such appeals. (REUTERS)

The US Administration estimates that 45 million citizens have debts of this type, for a total of 1.6 billion dollars. About 16% of these people do not have the resources to pay them, and this burden is especially heavy on traditionally vulnerable groups, such as the African-American community.

Despite the attempts of the Party RepublicanIf the measure is to be struck down, the United States Government has argued that it is authorized to cancel the debt through the Higher Education Student Relief Opportunities Act of 2003. The legislation allows the Secretary of Education cancel the debt of student loan borrowers in times of “national emergency.”

A Texas court declared Biden's student loan forgiveness program unconstitutional

The United States government has argued that it is authorized to cancel the debt to through the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003. (REUTERS)

Biden administration officials have been quietly preparing for the possibility of a court overturning the program, according to administration officials.

According to the US government, the president has astrong legal basis to use his executive authority to forgive student loans, pointing to the 2003 federal statute known such as the HEROES Act, which gives the director of the Department of Education the ability to discharge or modify federal student loans. Biden administration officials have called the pandemic a national emergency that has made it difficult for student borrowers to repay their loans.

A survey by The Wall Street Journal before the election found that key groups for Democrats, such as young voters, strongly support the loan forgiveness plan, although the general public is divided on the issue.

(With information from Europa Press and The Wall Street Journal)

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