Texas challenges Biden’s scrapping of ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

Shortly after taking office, President Joe Biden brought an end to his predecessor’s “Remain in Mexico policy,” a rule that required asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims were being processed in the U.S., Fox News reported.

Critics at the time feared such a move would cause a flood of migrants to the border, overwhelming our system — and that is exactly what has happened. This week, Texas moved to challenge the Biden administration’s decision in court. 

On Tuesday, Texas, joined by the state of Missouri, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas seeking to have the Trump-era rule reinstated, according to The Hill.

Violated procedures

“The result of this arbitrary and capricious decision has been a huge surge of Central American migrants, including thousands of unaccompanied minors, passing through Mexico in order to advance meritless asylum claims at the U.S. border,” the Texas suit argues.

The suit contends that unilaterally scrapping the “Remain in Mexico policy” violated the Administrative Procedures Act, legislation which requires the federal government to consult with states.

“President Biden could immediately remedy the influx of crime pouring across our border by reinstating the Migrant Protection Protocols,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement, according to Fox News.

“Dangerous criminals are taking advantage of the lapse in law enforcement and it’s resulting in human trafficking, smuggling, a plethora of violent crimes, and a massive, unprecedented burden on state and federal programs for which taxpayers must foot the bill,” he added.

The lawsuit charges that the migrant influx has caused serious harm to Texas “as organized crime and drug cartels prey on migrant communities and children through human trafficking, violence, extortion, sexual assault and exploitation.”

Refusal to arrest criminal aliens

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt sounded a similar note, saying, “With border enforcement agencies stretched thin, it’s time that President Biden reinstate President Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols, quell the crisis at the border, and ensure that Missouri and the United States are able to effectively combat human trafficking.”

The lawsuit comes on the heels of a suit filed by Texas and Louisiana last week against the Department of Homeland Security over its refusal to take criminal aliens into custody.

“Federal law requires Defendants to take custody of many criminal aliens, including those with final orders of removal, those convicted of drug offenses, and those convicted of crimes of moral turpitude,” the suit states, according to Fox.

“By refusing to take these criminal aliens into custody, Defendants have disregarded non-discretionary legal duties,” it added.

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  1. Biden and Harris need to be impeached and any Democrat that can not stand for America and our Constitution need to go to. Call, write and email your Representatives Senators daily until we get results. Write to the supreme Court about the treason committed in the election. Urge them to rethink their decision to not look into the election fraud before our country goes down in flames.
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  2. Why are these MORONS “Joe and “The Ho” still in charge? Get these A**holes to Gitmo where they BOTH belong. These two IDIOTS stole the election and continue to get away with the destruction of our Country. What are we the American People waiting for? America WAKE UP! These SCUM needs to be Prosecuted immediately if not sooner.

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  4. Lois, I agree with you. This dumb moron should never have been on the ticket. He is a total idiot who does not have sense enough to be a bathroom attendant, much less run a country. And his running mate does not either. We need the military to take over this country. If they don’t, Piglosi would take over if the first two went to Gilmo where they belong, and unless they take her too, she does not have enough sense to come in out of the rain. What a bunch of idiots in charge if this country.

    1. Take a look at Pelosi’s husband and the insider trading he was privy to resulting in MULTI-MILLIONS for his company and, surprise, he was the sole person in line to get these stocks.

  5. When Biden took the oath of office, did he not swear to protect America by Upholding all the laws therein? If so he needs to be IMPEACHED for not doing so.

  6. I AM FOR DOING WHAT IT TAKES TO ALL DEMS THAT THINK THE DEMS HAVE HATE FOR ALL AMERICANS THAT ARE TRYING TO PROTECT THE USA AGAINST THE DEMS THAT HATE THIS COUNTRY. WHY DO THE DEMS HATE THE AMERICANS WHO LOVE THIS COUNTRY, THEY MUST HATE THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THIS NATION. WHY DO THEY HATE THE PEOPLE, THAT LOVE THIS COUNTRY AND ARE THE BEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

  7. Nothing will change until the PEOPLE make the changes. I see this coming down to a civil war between the God fearing Americans and the rest of the Americans!

  8. Michael Saunders, U.S. Army S.F. veteran of the Vietnam war and 23 years in law enforcement says:

    Here we go again. The democrats are going to lie about everything like they always do. You can’t believe a democrat on any thing that they say or state.

  9. Dems are unscrupulous liars and thieves abs should never hold high office. Communists pay them to weaken the US and receivers should be jailed including bonehead Biden.

  10. Impeachment can only be done jointly by the House & Senate so requesting impeachment when Biden/Harris Party controls both houses reflects IGNORANCE on the part of those making the suggestion. May God give strength to the charges filed by Texas, Louisiana, & now Missouri, and the Supreme Court stop dodging and do their duty! It is incumbent on true American Patriots to beat the bushes, & educate those whose heads are not irreversibly in the Liberal Quicksand and win majorities in 2022 to enable justice!

  11. It is sad that our country has come to this. Years of corruption have led to elites that believe they are entitled to the wealth of our nation. They have put many working Americans into poverty and/or multiple jobs just to survive while they have promoted invasion through illegal immigration. Enough already. It is time for American patriots to stand for the Constitution and take back our nation. Speak to your neighbors and co-workers. Call, write, letters and vote them out in the next election.

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