1st week on the job is not going so well for Joe.
Though, I don’t think he will remember this past week on Monday, so maybe this is not the worst thing for him.
Ken Paxton, the attorney general of Texas, promised legal action, and here it is: a lawsuit aimed at the Biden administration for pausing border security efforts.
Buckle up Biden, this is just the first week!
Here are the latest developments:
Dallas News had more on the story:
Joe Biden’s presidency was only about 48 hours old when Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the administration Friday, for going forward with a 100-day freeze on deportations of certain noncitizens.
“I told the Department of Homeland Security and Joe Biden last night to rescind its deportation freeze, which is unconstitutional, illegal, and bad for Texas and the nation,” Paxton wrote in a tweet. “They didn’t budge. So Texas is bringing them to court.”
After threatening to sue DHS on Thursday night, Paxton wasted no time before filing the suit Friday afternoon. In a press release, he said the Biden administration’s order directed DHS to “violate federal immigration law and breach an agreement to consult and cooperate with Texas on that law.”
The Hill had more details:
When asked for comment on the lawsuit, a DHS spokeswoman referred The Hill to the White House, which did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.
The DHS issued a memo Thursday ordering all of its bureaus to "reset and review" their immigration enforcement policies, including a 100-day freeze on most deportations of noncitizens.
Paxton's lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, argues that the new policy is beyond DHS's authority.
"If left unchallenged, DHS could re-assert this suspension power for a longer period or even indefinitely, effectively granting a blanket amnesty to illegal aliens that Congress has refused to pass time and time again," the complaint reads. "The Constitution, controlling statutes, and prior Executive pledges prevent a seismic change to this country’s immigration laws merely by memorandum."