Friday, May 6, 2022

Texas Sues to Block Biden DHS rule Allowing More Asylum-Seekers to Remain in US; Paxton Sues Biden Administration Over Change in Immigration Asylum Process

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Texas sues to block Biden DHS rule allowing more asylum-seekers to remain in US:
The lawsuit names President Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas
The state of Texas is seeking a permanent block for a new Biden administration rule that allows more asylum seekers to avoid deportation at the border, according to a Thursday lawsuit obtained by Fox News Digital.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed the lawsuit Thursday, naming Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and President Biden, among others, as defendants.
The suit seeks to block a DHS policy that seeks to change the processing system for immigrants who claim "credible fear" of persecution in their home countries. Current law states that immigration judges handle such cases, but the DHS rule, which would take effect May 29, transfers that authority to asylum officers.
The policy would also give asylum officers authority to parole – otherwise known as release – asylum seekers into the U.S. if they deem that detaining the migrant during the proceedings is "impracticable." --->READ MORE HERE
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Paxton sues Biden administration over change in immigration asylum process:
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday sued President Joe Biden and several members of his cabinet, asking the court to halt an administrative rule change that he says will dramatically transform the asylum and parole process, facilitating the release of more illegal immigrants into the country.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed an Interim Final Rule to process asylum claims more quickly in late March. Unless halted by the courts, it’s set to go into effect May 31.
DHS’ rule change violates the Administrative Procedure Act, the Homeland Security Act, the Immigration and Nationality Act, and the Appointments Clause in Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, the lawsuit alleges.
“I protested the proposed version of these rules back in October 2021, and, unsurprisingly, Biden found a way to make it worse, so I’m suing,” Paxton said in a statement. “The last thing Texas needs is for this Administration to make it easier for illegal aliens to enter the U.S. and obtain asylum through false claims and less oversight.
“We know what’s going to happen when the rule goes into effect in May 2022: wave upon wave of illegal aliens claiming ‘asylum.’ It’s true that our immigration system is extremely backlogged. But the answer is to secure the border, not overwhelm it even more by enacting cheap, easy incentives for illegal aliens to get into the United States.” --->READ MORE HERE
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