Following his promise on Thursday to hold the current administration accountable, Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, filed a Federal lawsuit against the Biden administration for his deportation moratorium on illegal aliens. Hours after President Biden was inaugurated, acting Homeland Security Secretary David Pekoske issued a memo that halts the deportation of illegal aliens. At the same time, the incoming administration takes stock of U.S. immigration policies and practices.
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“The United States faces significant operational challenges at the southwest border as it is confronting the most serious global public health crisis in a century. In light of those unique circumstances, the Department must surge resources to the border in order to ensure safe, legal and orderly processing, to rebuild fair and effective asylum procedures that respect human rights and due process, to adopt appropriate public health guidelines and protocols, and to prioritize responding to threats to national security, public safety, and border security.”
In his letter on Thursday, Paxton stands up for Texans who are particularly vulnerable to the influx of illegals due to its border with Mexico:
“Border states like Texas pay a particularly high price when the federal government fails to faithfully execute our country’s immigration laws. Your attempted halt on almost all deportations would increase the cost to Texas caused by illegal immigration. DHS itself has previously acknowledged that such a “pause on . . . removals” will cause “concrete injuries to Texas.”