Twenty Republican members of the House of Representatives from Texas signed a letter formally calling for a lawsuit against Joe Biden over his administration’s poor handling of the southern border, as reported by Fox News.
The letter was addressed to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, calling for him to sue Biden in order to force the administration to enforce immigration law by turning away illegal aliens at the border. The letter calls for the lawsuit to address Title 42 public health protections, a measure implemented by President Donald Trump to combat the coronavirus by restricting immigration and limiting the flow of potentially infected illegals, which lawmakers say Biden has not been enforcing.
“We write to urge you to protect the American people from a crisis at our southern border,” the letter reads in part, noting that the crisis “was manufactured by the Biden Administration and has led to tens of thousands of illegal immigrants entering our nation. These immigrants have not been tested for COVID-19 and pose an incredible threat to the health and safety of the American people.”
Paxton had already successfully sued the Biden Administration over an executive order that attempted to impose a 100-day moratorium on deportations, with a federal judge in Texas ultimately ruling in favor of Paxton and the state of Texas, blocking the moratorium and allowing deportations to continue.
Biden’s promise of amnesty and other open-border policies during the campaign has subsequently led to a surge in illegal aliens flooding the border since he took office, which has quickly turned into a crisis. Detention facilities along the border have begun overflowing, especially with illegal alien children. There were over 100,000 encounters between border patrol authorities and illegal aliens in the month of February alone, Biden’s first full month in office.
But the Biden Administration has refused to refer to the situation as a crisis. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and other officials speaking on behalf of the administration have falsely claimed that they inherited a border crisis from President Trump, even though the Trump Administration had all but successfully shut down illegal immigration in 2020 due to concerns over the spread of the virus.