On Tuesday (January 24), Texas and 19 other states sued the Biden administration for its plans to give 30,000 would-be asylum seekers a month of entry into the United States.
The lawsuit focuses on the administration’s decision to grant illegal migrants entry into the country through the use of parole under immigration law — migrants who would otherwise not be eligible for entry visas.
The lawsuit claims the Department of Homeland Security has used “the false pretense of preventing aliens from unlawfully crossing the border” to establish a system that would essentially be a new visa program.
The states note that the Department implemented this “new visa program” sans the Congressional legislative process, a program that would provide 360,00 permits annually to apparent asylum seekers from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.
The lawsuit clarifies further that the plan would allow the migrants “paroled” in the U.S. two or more years of “eligibility for employment authorization.”
The lawsuit comes as the Biden administration attempts to separate the issue of immigration from the border. To do this, the Biden administration has invented avenues for migrants to seek asylum in the U.S. without a challenging border experience. Those who fail to use these avenues will be punished.
But to keep migration numbers under control, the Biden administration has threatened to expel the same number of migrants — who don’t use the system to enter the U.S. — to neighboring Mexico.
The plan has also been criticized as being part of Biden’s “open borders agenda,” with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) stating the plan “unlawfully creates a de facto pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of aliens.”