TX sues Biden for ‘illegally pre-approving’ migrants via mobile app
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against President Joe Biden’s administration for “illegally pre-approving” the entry of migrants into the United States through a mobile app that Paxton says encourages the ‘illegal immigration.
After Title 42 ended earlier this month, the Biden administration issued a new rule that requires asylum seekers to seek protection in any safe third country before arriving in the United States.
However, migrants can use an easily downloadable mobile app to circumvent the administration’s new rule.
As Breitbart News reported:
The mobile app, known as Customs and Border Protection (CBP) One, encourages foreign nationals living in Mexico who are pregnant, mentally ill, elderly, disabled, homeless or victims of crime to book an appointment with border agents in hopes of being released into American communities.
Foreign nationals in Mexico can submit their appointment request through the CBP One app up to 14 days in advance, then report to eight ports of entry in Arizona, Texas and California for their appointment. YOU.
Paxton said the Biden administration “deliberately designed this phone app for the purpose of illegally pre-approving more foreign aliens to enter the country and go wherever they please once they arrive.”
Paxton said in a statement:
Joe Biden, Alejandro Mayorkas and the entire Biden administration have prioritized creating and protecting new ways for illegal aliens to enter this country, regardless of the cost or consequences for struggling US citizens. . Time and time again, my office has shown that we will fight in court to defeat their illegal open border policies. We intend to prevent this rule from wreaking further havoc on the people of Texas.
However, a Department of Homeland Security spokesperson defended the app, saying it provides a “safe, orderly and humane way” to process migrants.
“Legal channels like scheduling an appointment to report to a port of entry using the CBP One app allow us to process migrants in a safe, orderly, and humane manner and reduce illegal immigration. This is especially critical at a time when Congress has failed to reform our broken immigration system,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
The Biden administration plans to increase the number of migrants it allows to enter the country daily through the mobile app from 740 to 1,000, according to CBS News.
Texas said the mobile app “works in conjunction with the administration’s broader parole policies and processes to expedite and streamline the processing of aliens at the border and get them into the country faster,” according to the trial.
“By inviting illegal aliens to Texas, Defendants will impose costs on the state for public education, law enforcement and incarceration, unreimbursed health care and other public services for aliens illegal,” the lawsuit added.
The case is Texas vs. MayorkasNo. 2:23-cv-00024 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.