Well, that didn’t take long.
Joe Biden hasn’t been president for a full three days yet and already his administration has been put in legal crosshairs by the Lone Star state.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed suit against the Biden administration after the president signed an executive order – one of many as his first official acts – placing a 100-day moratorium on the deportation of illegal aliens.
“Border states like Texas pay a particularly high price when the federal government fails to faithfully execute our country’s immigration laws,” Paxton wrote in a letter.
“I won’t tolerate unlawful acts from Joe Biden’s administration. Today, I am taking action,” Paxton — who was obviously anticipating Biden’s action — said.
The Department of Homeland Security announced Biden’s action and the ‘logic’ behind it.
“The pause will allow DHS to ensure that its resources are dedicated to responding to the most pressing challenges that the United States faces, including immediate operational challenges at the southwest border in the midst of the most serious global public health crisis in a century,” the statement read. “Throughout this interim period DHS will continue to enforce our immigration laws.”
Specifically, the policy will “pause removals” for certain noncitizens who were ordered out of the country (by our established, legal processes), The Epoch Times reported.
What a load of animal substance that doesn’t smell good.
There is no need to “pause” anything; DHS’ border agencies and immigration courts are all up and running and were operating as they were designed to do. The “pause” was Biden’s doing.
The Epoch Times added:
Acting DHS Secretary David Pekoske in a memorandum (pdf) ordered agencies under the DHS to “review immigration enforcement policies and set interim policies for civil enforcement.”
But Paxton said that the administration is obligated to consult with the state before reducing immigration enforcement measures, according to his letter, which was sent to Pekoske.
“DHS’s failure to provide Texas with pre-implementation notice of the memorandum—combined with its quick implementation of the memorandum—makes waiting impracticable. We require an immediate response or we will seek relief to enjoin your order, as contemplated by the Agreement,” Paxton added.
As Biden’s left-wing handlers seek to impose by fiat unpopular and illegal edicts from the Oval Office, expect them to be challenged by red states like Texas the way blue states bucked Trump for four years.