AUSTIN – Attorney General Paxton has filed a motion for a temporary restraining order to request that the courts stop Joe Biden from enacting an unlawful policy that releases illegal immigrants into communities across America as record numbers of aliens surge to the United States-Mexico border.
The program, promulgated by
the Department of Homeland Security on May 10, allows the
Administration to “parole” illegal aliens into the United States without
even issuing a notice that they're required to appear before an immigration judge.
are no words that can fully describe the unmitigated catastrophe that
Joe Biden has created on our southern border,” said Attorney General
Paxton. “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.”
new policy is scheduled to go into effect on May 12. Rather than giving
illegal aliens a court date to appear before they are released on the
streets, the new policy simply requests that illegal immigrants give a
mailing address and promise to appear at an ICE facility within 60 days
to ask for an immigration-court date. The 60-day deadline is not firm.
The Biden Administration could arbitrarily allow the illegal alien
longer than that, and the aliens are not required to appear in
person—they can ask for their court date by mail.
emergency order Paxton is requesting will stop the Biden Administration
from enforcing this new policy that will further undermine American
border security if allowed to continue.
To read the full motion for a temporary restraining order, click here.