Texas AG Ken Paxton has is suing the Biden administration over their deportation freeze.
Per his press release Paxton filed a complaint and motion for temporary restraining order Friday in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, asking the Court to immediately halt the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) freeze on deportations of illegal aliens.
Paxton explained “In one of its first of dozens of steps that harm Texas and the nation as a whole, the Biden administration directed DHS to violate federal immigration law and breach an agreement to consult and cooperate with Texas on that law. Our state defends the largest section of the southern border in the nation. Failure to properly enforce the law will directly and immediately endanger our citizens and law enforcement personnel.”
He added “DHS itself has previously acknowledged that such a freeze on deportations will cause concrete injuries to Texas. I am confident that these unlawful and perilous actions cannot stand. The rule of law and security of our citizens must prevail.”
Paxton issued a blistering statement to President Biden and his administration Thursday.
Paxton tweeted the statement, adding “I will always stand firm for Texas.”
In his statement, Paxton warns “I will fight against the many unconstitutional and illegal actions that the new administration will take, challenge the federal overreach that infringes on Texans’ rights, and serve as a major check against the administration’s lawlessness.”
I will always stand firm for Texas. https://t.co/StYzL7ORc8
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) January 21, 2021