Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration on Friday to prevent the cancellation of Title 42.
The Trump-enforced policy permits the Border Patrol to limit and expel asylum seekers during a health pandemic.
The Trump administration enacted the legislation in March 2020 to curtail the influx of border crossers infected with Covid. Despite incessant precaution advisories against Covid, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced an approaching end to the federal prescription.
The CDC plans to eliminate Title 42 on May 23, but Paxton argues that the Biden administration did not fulfill the necessary procedure laws to revoke the immigration code.
In addition, the legal notice highlights the severe ramifications that would spring forth from the repeal. “The Biden Administration’s disastrous open border policies and its confusing and half hazard Covid-19 response have combined to create a humanitarian and public safety crisis on our southern border,” states the lawsuit.
Due to Biden’s lax border position, local Texas communities have been overrun by illegal aliens. Moreover, “U.S. intelligence estimates reportedly indicate that an influx of more than 170,000 migrants could materialize” if Title 42 is suspended.
Furthermore, the Department of Homeland Security is not equipped to manage the current level of illegal immigration. For example, the Office of Inspector General released an alarming report revealing that Border Patrol stations along the southwestern border were “overcrowded and that the high volume of apprehensions limited the effectiveness” of their role.
Consequently, apprehended individuals are released with a “Notice to Appear,” but the action foists high costs on local communities.
Texas has filed numerous lawsuits against the Biden administration that have resulted in favor of the Lone Star State. In January, a federal judge sided with the State of Texas and blocked Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal employees. 16 of the cases were heard by Trump-appointed judges of all the proceedings.
As of now, Texas has won seven of the disputes while nine others remain pending.