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20 states sue Biden admin for flying illegal immigrants into the US

U.S Soldiers with 541st Engineer Company, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 7. (Sgt. Asia J. Sorenson/U.S. Marine Corps)
April 14, 2024

Last Thursday, Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and a group of 20 state attorneys general launched a new effort to stop President Joe Biden’s administration from continuing its parole program that allows up to 30,000 illegal immigrants per month to enter the United States.

A press release by America First Legal stated, “Today, America First Legal (AFL), Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, and a coalition of twenty state Attorneys General took new legal action to stop President Biden from continuing to fly hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens from crime-plagued nations directly into cities across the United States.”

The motion claims that Texas has been harmed by the Biden administration’s parole program that allows 30,000 illegal immigrants each month from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela (CHNV) to enter the United States and that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas should reconsider the joint lawsuit that was previously launched against the Biden administration.

America First Legal noted, “The CHNV Program has failed in its objective of decreasing illegal crossings of aliens from the CHNV countries because, as the Program has continued, such crossings have ultimately increased to higher levels than they were before the program started.”

The press release explained that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas “erroneously dismissed the lawsuit” in February, claiming that the states did not have the proper standing to sue the Biden administration. The court declared that the states had not “sufficiently established” how they had been negatively impacted by the Biden administration’s parole program.

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According to the America First Legal press release, the court’s previous decision to dismiss the lawsuit was based on border encounter statistics from the first five months of the Biden administration’s parole program. However, America First Legal explained that the last five months of published border encounter statistics show that “the total number of CHNV alien encounters is 449,771, or a daily average 2,959 a day,” representing a 25% increase in the daily average rate.

The press release added, “The Biden Administration justified the CHNV program by claiming that it would decrease the number of illegal crossings. By their own standard, then, the program is a complete failure.”

When the Biden administration announced last year that the illegal immigration parole program would allow up to 30,000 people from Haiti, Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua to enter the United States each month, Paxton warned that the president’s “unlawful amnesty program” would “invite” hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to enter the United States each year and would make the immigration crisis “drastically worse.”

“The Biden open borders agenda has created a humanitarian crisis that is increasing crime and violence in our streets, overwhelming local communities, and worsening the opioid crisis,” Paxton said.