Under the guidance of Attorney General Ken Paxton, Texas is suing the federal government for the Biden administration’s institution of a parole program that allows thousands of illegal aliens to be released into the U.S.

According to Paxton’s office:

Promulgated by the Department of Homeland Security, the new program involves the Biden Administration proactively recruiting hundreds of thousands of aliens while they are in their home countries and using taxpayer dollars to fly them into interior cities around the country. These aliens could then stay in the United States for years.

Paxton’s office warns that “the steep costs of admitting hundreds of thousands of aliens—millions of dollars in spending on healthcare, law enforcement, and education—would be a massive burden to Texas.”

Texas has filed a motion requesting the suspension of the program until the court rules on the case.

Parole is only supposed to be granted for “urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit,” according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. “Parole is not intended to be used solely to avoid normal visa processing procedures and timelines, to bypass inadmissibility waiver processing, or to replace established refugee processing channels.”

The Biden administration’s parole program has been extended to individuals from Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Haiti.

“Instead of rolling out the red carpet for hundreds of thousands of aliens and using taxpayer dollars to bring them into the country, Joe Biden should be focused on securing our border,” said Paxton. “This illegal parole program is yet another example of Biden and Mayorkas’ desperation to ignore our nation’s laws to advance an open-borders agenda.”

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, “During January, 11,637 Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans (including immediate family members where applicable) were paroled into the country by Office of Field Operations through the parole processes established for Venezuelans in October and expanded to the additional nationalities in January.”

“We and other organizations have been sounding the alarm on these illegal categorical parole programs instituted by the Biden administration to conceal the scale of the invasion at our southern border and claim credit for solving the crisis,” Chris Russo, president of Texans for Strong Borders, told Texas Scorecard. “We are very encouraged to see AG Ken Paxton taking the lead on this issue, and we hope that the courts will rule on the plain reality that these programs have absolutely no statutory authority whatsoever and represent a wholesale reinvention of immigration law by open borders radicals in the current administration.”

Indeed, Texans are suffering under the current federal policies, and many are advocating for Gov. Greg Abbott to stop the invasion at the Texas-Mexico border and secure the state using Article I, Section 10, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution, which allows the states to militarize and protect themselves.

Concerned citizens can contact the governor’s office to voice their opinions on the issue.

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government and is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.