Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration on Thursday to challenge new rules that he claims unlawfully change asylum and parole procedures at the border.
The lawsuit is Paxton’s 11th immigration-related lawsuit against the Biden administration.
“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,” he added.