Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against President Joe Biden’s administration on Tuesday over the administration’s new program that would allow hundreds of thousands of migrants into the U.S., according to the Daily Caller.
The Daily Caller reported that Paxton filed the lawsuit, alongside over a dozen GOP states, claiming that the Biden administration misuses parole authority.
Paxton’s lawsuit argued that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created the program under the pretense of preventing migrants from crossing the border between the ports of entry. The lawsuit argued that Biden’s administration formulated and announced the program without proper legislation from Congress.
“This unlawful amnesty program, which will invite hundreds of thousands of aliens into the U.S. every year, will only make this immigration crisis drastically worse,” Paxton said in a separate statement.
Paxton added the impacts of illegal immigration are crushing border states like Texas. Paxton blamed Biden’s open border agendas as the ultimate cause of the humanitarian crisis at the southern border, which has led to a high crime rate and exacerbated the opioid problem.
Biden unveiled the program ahead of his trip to El Paso. The program would allow 30,000 migrants from Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba, and Nicaragua into the U.S. every month.
Biden has come under heavy criticism for his administration’s handling of the border. Cases of illegal border crossings have skyrocketed since Biden took office. According to the latest Customs and Border Protection (CBP) statics, border agents encountered more than 251,000 illegal aliens at the southern border in December 2022.
Since President Biden took office, the southern border has been an absolute catastrophe.
Last month over 250,000 illegal aliens flooded into America – the highest number EVER.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) January 22, 2023
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Mark Green (R-TN), who described the Southwest border as an “unmitigated disaster,” revealed that the 251,487 encounters is greater than the population of Scottsdale, Arizona.
At least, 1.2 MILLION illegal aliens have escaped Border Patrol since Joe Biden took office.
That’s more than the entire population of Cleveland, Ohio and the State of Alaska combined.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) January 23, 2023
In a tweet, the House Homeland GOP revealed that there have been more than 4.5 million illegal immigrant encounters at the southwest border since President Biden took office two years ago.