In the wake of Title 42 ending and a surge of illegal aliens flooding the border, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a motion to challenge a new border policy by the Biden administration that is allowing thousands of illegal aliens into the country.

The new policy implemented on May 12 allows illegal aliens to be released into the country through the means of a humanitarian parole if U.S. Customs and Border Protection faces overcrowding. Rather than giving the illegal aliens court dates, the new policy would allow them to provide mailing addresses and promise to appear at an ICE facility within 60 days to ask for a court date.

Paxton says the new policy is a deliberate attempt to destroy American border security:

There are no words that can fully describe the unmitigated catastrophe that Joe Biden has created on our southern border. What we are watching in real time is the systematic, deliberate, and intentional destruction of American border security. There’s simply no other explanation for what Biden is doing. As the number of daily border crossings hits record highs and Title 42 expires, the Biden administration has announced they will release thousands of illegal immigrants every day—without even requiring a court date. To any reasonable American, this is insanity. Biden’s effort to subject Texas communities to the costs and chaos of unending, out-of-control illegal immigration will not go unchallenged, and we’re taking him to court to stop this unlawful policy.

States like Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi have all joined onto the lawsuit claiming the policy is unlawful because it wasn’t adopted with any notice and comment required by the Administrative Procedure Act. The suit also argues that states like Texas will have to spend additional funds on law enforcement, education, and healthcare for illegal immigrants, costing Texans tens of millions of dollars each year.

The lawsuit is now with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, which could choose to delay the effective date of the policy or issue a temporary restraining order.

If the United States District Court Southern District of Texas delays the effective date or issues a temporary restraining order, it would prevent the Biden administration from enforcing the policy and help to strengthen the border.

Emily Medeiros

Emily graduated from the University of Oklahoma majoring in Journalism. She is excited to use her research and writing skills to report on important issues around Texas.