(FeaturedNews.com) – Texas and 19 other states have sued in an effort to block the Biden administration from implementing their new program which would enable 30,000 would-be asylum-seekers to enter the country each month. In the lawsuit, they write that this is an attempt to “create a new visa program” without actually going through the proper Congress procedures. Under the new program, 360,000 immigrants from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela would be allowed to enter the USA yearly. They would then be placed under parole for two years, during which time they would be able to gain the necessary employment authorization.
As part of the measure, the immigrants will need to arrive in the country by air. This is expected to provide some relief from the current situation at the U.S.- Mexico border.
The measure also includes the potential expulsion of an equal number of immigrants to Mexico.
Despite the fact that the new program would potentially reduce the strain on resources at the border, Texan immigration hawks are not in favor of the plan.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) in a statement said that Biden’s open border policy is what has caused this unprecedented situation at the border. He then proceeded to say that this “unlawful amnesty program” would just make the immigration crisis even worse as thousands of immigrants would be allowed to enter the country every year.
Paxton’s suit alleges that the use of parole as described under the program is not following the rules of using parole in both scale and scope.
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