Wednesday, January 25, 2023
The states, led by Texas, filed a lawsuit in federal court against the U.S. government contending that there is no legal authority for the program rolled out by President Joe Biden ahead of his visit earlier this month to the U.S./Mexico border. The lawsuit also contends that states will be harmed by an influx of migrants from the four countries covered by the program.
The press release of the Florida Attorney General announcing the suit begins as follows:
"Attorney General Ashley Moody is taking action to stop President Joe Biden’s latest unlawful immigration move—Biden wants to stop illegal immigration by attempting to legalize unlawful entry for hundreds of thousands of immigrants. Just days before Attorney General Moody took Biden to court for refusing to enforce federal immigration laws, the president announced a new parole program that could allow up to 30,000 previously inadmissible immigrants into the U.S. monthly. Attorney General Moody and other state attorneys general are taking swift action to stop this latest unlawful immigration program."