(Natural News) Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the administration of President Joe Biden for allegedly helping spread the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States’ southern border by allowing illegal immigrants to enter and congregate in large numbers in migrant facilities.
The lawsuit alleges that Biden officials “have abandoned the pre-existing protections against the introduction into Texas and the United States of aliens infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus during a pandemic.”
By allowing illegal immigrants to cross the border, Paxton charged the Biden administration with putting the public health and the economic recovery of Texas and the United States at risk. (Related: BIDEN “IMPORTING” COVID: Up to 50% of illegal immigrants are COVID-infected and are crossing the US southern border in droves right now.)
Under the administration of former President Donald Trump, officials issued a rule named Title 42 to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the United States and to deport any aliens that are caught.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said at the time that invoking Title 42 was to prevent migrants introducing COVID-19 into the U.S.
But as soon as Biden took office, his administration quickly rolled back the use of Title 42. This allowed unaccompanied minors to stay in the country and decreased the number of families expelled under the order.
Rollback of Trump’s Title 42 rule helped create Biden’s border crisis
In a statement on Thursday, April 22, Paxton said rolling back Title 42 created “an undeniable crisis on our southern border.”
“By failing to take custody of criminal aliens and giving no explanation for this reckless policy change, the Biden administration is demonstrating a blatant disregard for Texans’ and Americans’ safety,” reads Paxton’s statement.
The attorney general further argued that Biden’s rolling back of Trump’s Title 42 rule is preventing Texas’ economy from properly reopening “at a time when businesses need it the most” and when Texan officials want to reopen schools and return to in-person instruction.
“Law and order must be immediately upheld and enforced to ensure the safety of our communities and the reopening of the strongest economy in the country.”
Paxton argues that Biden’s administration is violating its own CDC regulations, as well as the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 requiring migrants who might spread “diseases of public health significance” to be detained and prevented from entering American society.
“Instead of using the CDC’s authority to prevent the introduction of covered aliens into the United States during a pandemic, Defendants have chosen to take courses of action that have resulted in the release of tens of thousands of aliens into Texas and the United States,” reads the lawsuit. “Absent this court’s intervention, such releases will continue for the foreseeable future.”