Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit in federal court this Friday to block the US Department of Homeland Security from implementing a policy that would allow the North American country to release hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens. Title 42 will officially expire.
Twelve other states joined the Texas demand: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
The coalition produced a temporary restraining order against the rules, allowing immigrants to be detained on humanitarian grounds, under certain “conditions,” if Customs and Border Protection faces saturation conditions, that is, if agents exceed 7,000. Arrests people within a period of 72 hours in a day or if the average detention time exceeds 60 hours.
Thus, those individuals would be released without a court date and alien registration number, and would only need to make an appointment with Immigration and Customs Enforcement or request a court appearance notice by mail.
Prosecutor Paxton said, “There are no words that can fully describe the devastation that (US President) Joe Biden has created on our southern border.” “This is the systematic, deliberate and deliberate destruction of US border security,” he said, condemning the policy that went into effect on May 12.
The lead plaintiff asserted, “The effort to subject Texas communities to the endless and out-of-control cost and chaos of illegal immigration will not go without challenge. We are going to bring it to court to stop this illegal policy.”
This White House policy, called “crazy” by Paxton, faced another lawsuit Thursday: from Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, who argued the policy is too similar to “parole + ATD” banned by a federal judge in March.
The Biden administration, on its part, has strongly opposed the blockade. In filings in response to the Florida lawsuit, his lawyers said the new rules could create chaos at the border, with up to 45,000 immigrants in custody by the end of May.