Texas Attorney General to Sue Biden Admin Over “Illegal Deportation Freeze”
By Cristina Laila
Published January 21, 2021 at 9:10pm
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday evening announced he will be taking action against the Biden Administration over its “illegal deportation freeze.”
Biden signed an Executive Order on Wednesday putting a “temporary” 100-day freeze on deportations of illegal aliens.
Mr. Paxton sent a letter to Acting Secretary of Department of Homeland Security David Pekoske demanding the agency immediately rescind its “illegal, unconscionable deportation freeze” – or Texas will sue.
“Border states like Texas pay a particularly high price when the federal government fails to faithfully execute our country’s immigration laws,” Paxton wrote.
Paxton argued the DHS violated an agreement between DHS and the state of Texas.
“I won’t tolerate unlawful acts from Joe Biden’s administration. Today, I am taking action,” Paxton said Thursday night.
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) January 22, 2021