Texas has filed a fresh federal lawsuit against President Joe Biden, arguing his policies violate federal law and are encouraging an influx of illegal aliens infected with the CCP virus, the pathogen that causes COVID-19, which jeopardizes public health and the burgeoning economic recovery.
The new legal proceeding, the seventh filed by Texas against the Biden administration since the president’s inauguration, seeks a return to Trump-era border policies.
“President Biden’s outright disregard of the public health crisis in Texas by welcoming and encouraging mass gatherings of illegal aliens is hypocritical and dangerous,” Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, said in a statement.
“This reckless policy change stifles the reopening of the Texas economy at a time when businesses need it the most and when our children need to get back to in-person learning as soon as possible. Law and order must be immediately upheld and enforced to ensure the safety of our communities and the reopening of the strongest economy of the country.”
The complaint details how Biden’s policies—each a sharp departure from previous Trump policies—have allegedly led to a surge of COVID 19-infected illegal aliens into the United States and Texas, endangering public health on a national basis while straining the state’s resources.
Each one of the actions that has contributed to the dramatic border surge, such as the policy of releasing unaccompanied children and families after putting them in crowded detention settings, where the novel coronavirus can spread, is unlawful, unjustified, and in violation of the U.S. Constitution and procedural norms, the lawsuit states.
The Biden administration has “abandoned the preexisting protections against the introduction into Texas and the United States of aliens infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus … during a pandemic.” In the process, the administration has also violated three key federal statutes –the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Public Health Service Act of 1944, and the Administrative Procedure Act, according to the legal complaint.
Less than six months ago, the CDC issued a rule aimed at preventing aliens potentially infected with the CCP virus from entering the U.S. through land borders. In practice, the rule resulted in DHS “rapidly expelling illegal aliens from the United States shortly after their unlawful entries.”
The new administration has “since hastily and unlawfully departed from their own rules for large numbers of illegal aliens and created an undeniable crisis on our southern border.”
“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. Absent this Court’s intervention, such releases will continue for the foreseeable future,” the lawsuit reads.
The term “covered aliens,” the complaint explains, generally includes aliens likely to end up in a congregate, or shared, care setting after violating immigration laws.
“These dangerous and inexplicable actions demonstrate that Biden, though he bills himself as the COVID president, cares nothing about COVID if it gets in the way of his administration’s project of releasing more and more illegal aliens into the country,” said Dale L. Wilcox, executive director and general counsel of the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), which represents Texas as outside counsel in the case.
“The effects of this calculated irresponsibility will be devastating. It is vital that we stop the administration here, and also block its other lawless policies that threaten the safety and well-being of Americans.”
The U.S. Department of Justice didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from The Epoch Times.