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April 13, 2023
The state of Texas has sued the Biden administration for releasing border crossers with COVID-19 into the US.
Ken Paxton, the state’s attorney general, writes, “President Biden’s outright disregard of the public health crisis in Texas by welcoming and encouraging mass gatherings of illegal aliens is hypocritical and dangerous.” The influx of immigrants at the southern border has led to unprecedented rates of criminal arrests, the smuggling of drugs, and the trafficking of humans. These conditions led Governor Greg Abbott to secure the border without federal assistance.
The state has reinforced border patrol authorities with the help of states like Nebraska and will build its own border barriers. Paxton continued, “This reckless policy change stifles the reopening of the Texas economy at a time when businesses need it the most and when our children need to get back to in-person learning as soon as possible.”
Texas was one of the first states to fully open, lift mask mandates, and prohibit vaccine passports. AG Paxton has previously sued the Biden administration over immigration and the border crisis. The reversal of numerous Trump-era immigration policies, including the Title 42 travel ban and reduced deportations, has been cited as a driving factor of the border crisis.
ARTICLE: ANTOINETTE AHO
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