On behalf of Texas and more than a dozen other GOP-led states, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) launched a lawsuit against the Biden administration on Tuesday over its most recent open border policy, which has let hundreds of thousands of immigrants into the US.
The government program that is being challenged will let 30,000 more migrants per month legally enter the US from Venezuela, Cuba, Haiti, and Nicaragua. On January 5, Joe Biden announced the program, just after the most recent monthly record for interactions with illegal migrants was established in December 2022.
For the fiscal year that concluded in September 2022, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) authorities stated that there were more than 2.3 million border interactions with unauthorized immigrants. That annual record will be easily broken at the rate of the first three months of the 2023 fiscal year.
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is accused of establishing a new visa program without Congressional approval, according to the complaint filed in the case. According to allegations, the rule was implemented under the false pretense of stopping foreign nationals from trespassing between ports of entry.
With instant eligibility for employment permission, the new DHS regulation permits the covered migrants to be paroled into the nation for at least two years.
Those entering from Venezuela, Cuba, Haiti, and Venezuela will be shielded from being summarily ejected to Mexico under the Trump administration’s Title 42 public health order thanks to the new parole program that Biden announced. According to DHS, efforts are being made to prevent the application of the regulation intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among Americans as a result of untested and infected migrants entering the country.
A new process for illegal immigrants requesting asylum in the US has also been unveiled by DHS. As travelers pass through a port of entry, they are now instructed to make appointments with CBP agents using a telephone system. The program avoids having Title 42 apply to those migrants.