The Golden Hammer Staff Reports
Fort Worth, July 15 – The State of Texas has sued President Joe Biden and the presidential administration to force the federal government to enforce public health immigration laws at the Texas-Mexico border. Attorney General Ken Paxton filed Texas’ reply brief demanding that the Biden administration enforce those laws.
A Federal District Court in Fort Worth heard oral argument on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. The State of Texas is requesting the Court impose an injunction on the federal government to stop it from continuing its unlawful activities.
Paxton explained, “Under President Trump, the federal government utilized a body of laws known as “Title 42″ to rapidly expel illegal aliens at the border in order to preserve Americans’ and Texans’ public health in the midst of the Covid pandemic. Yet President Biden abandoned significant portions of Title 42 (and other related federal immigration laws), resulting in an explosion of illegal immigration at the border and an exponential increase in the costs Texans must bear in public resources.”
In the lawsuit, Texas has accused the Biden Administration of persisting in its illegal conduct, despite the prevalence of new surges and strains in Mexico and other countries—just as Texas is beginning to fully reopen.
“Title 42—when it was faithfully enforced—was extraordinarily successful in expelling illegal aliens, protecting Americans’ public health, and preserving our limited public resources,” said Attorney General Paxton. “The Biden Administration has unlawfully abandoned its legal duties, resulting in massive increase in illegal immigration at the border, and in turn forced Texas to bear additional massive costs and harms. The Court must intervene to stop this insanity.”
Attorney General Paxton has sued the Biden Administration on behalf of the State of Texas 11 times since Inauguration Day on January 20, 2021. Five of those 11 lawsuits are immigration-related. This Title 42-China Virus suit is one of the five.