(FixThisNation.com) – The state of Texas has filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration over their attempt to remove the newly-introduced asylum rule by stating that encouraging the use of a phone app to set up appointments at the border to gain entry into the United States was encouraging illegal immigration.
The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday and it is the latest attack issued against the administration’s plan to manage the border crisis following the end of Title 42, a pandemic-era immigration regulation that allowed border officials to quickly expel illegal immigrants from the country. The lawsuit specifically noted that encouraging immigrants who don’t have any documents to use CBP One, a phone app, to book appointments at the port of entry was encouraging illegal immigration even though they lack the legal basis to come to the country.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has claimed that the Biden administration is using this phone app as a way to reach their goal of pre-approving more migrants to enter the country and be able to travel around the U.S. as they please. The filing was made in the Western District of Texas.
On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security argued that this lawsuit would cause disorder and that the app was only one aspect of the measures that had helped to reduce migration by more than 70 percent since the expiration of Title 42.
The lawsuit might be focused on the phone app, but in reality, it is attempting to remove an entire asylum rule, called the Circumvention of Lawful Pathways, which went into effect following the end of Title 42. The rule makes it harder for migrants traveling to the southern border to gain entry into the U.S. if they have not first applied for asylum in one of the countries they passed through, or online through the app.
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