Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) is suing President Joe Biden’s administration for releasing illegal immigrants infected with the coronavirus into the state, which caused “irreparable harm.”
Paxton asked a judge for an injunction against a series of Biden policies that make up the “catch and release” program currently in use as illegal immigrants are apprehended.
The lawsuit alleges that the administration is “violating the Immigration and Nationality Act” by releasing people into the country without determining whether they had the virus.
“DHS policies and statistics prove that DHS does not meaningfully enforce the plain requirements of the INA to detain any such aliens for a “sufficient time to enable the immigration officers and medical officers to subject such aliens to observation and an examination sufficient to determine whether or not” they could be carrying a communicable disease of public health significance, including COVID-19,” the suit read.
There’s no excuse for the Biden administration’s actions, even as it advocated testing and screening of people already living legally in the U.S. along with other COVID protocols.
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