Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, is taking legal action against the Biden Administration, arguing that recent policy changes encouraging illegal immigration are in violation of the law.
On Tuesday, Paxton filed a lawsuit against President Joe Biden‘s administration alleging that an illegal mobile app was being used to “pre–approve“ migrants into the United States. The app, known as Customs and Border Protection (CBP) One, is said to have been developed to lure foreign nationals living in Mexico, including pregnant women, mentally ill, elderly, homeless, or victims of crime, into the country.
The lawsuit accuses the Biden administration of “encouraging illegal immigration” by supplying this mobile application to potential migrants. In addition, the suit states that the Biden Administration has “prioritized creating and protecting new ways for illegal aliens to stream into this country, no matter the cost or consequence to struggling American citizens.”
Paxton continues, “Time after time, my office has shown that we will fight back in court to defeat their unlawful open–borders policies. We intend to stop this rule from wreaking further havoc on the people of Texas.”
The Biden Administration has responded to the lawsuit, arguing that the CBP One app provides a “safe, orderly, and humane way” to process migrants. Through the app, foreign nationals in Mexico are able to schedule appointments with agents at the border up to 14 days in advance in order to be released upon arriving in the United States.
In fact, the Administration has plans to increase the number of allowable migrants by 250 people a day under the app‘s current policy. With these plans, standard capacity for migrants entering via the CBP One app would be 1,000 people a day.
Critics of the app, including Attorney General Paxton, are concerned that the cost of additional public services such as education, law enforcement, and healthcare for those admitted into American communities through the CBP One app is an overwhelming financial burden many will ultimately face.
The future of the Biden Administration‘s plan to increase migration through the CBP One app is currently uncertain as Texas‘s court battle against the President‘s policy continues. Until then, it appears that this app falls under much–needed legal scrutiny, as more and more information is released to the public.