While his predecessor battled the situation at our southern border, President Joe Biden takes an entirely different approach. And Democrats tend to support his more lenient stance.
But it isn’t going over well with everyone, especially border officials who claim Biden’s lax policies are endangering the country. Several states have already pushed back in many ways.
This includes two states that just hit the Biden administration with lawsuits.
These aren’t the first lawsuits Biden’s team have faced due to their border rules. States like Texas have been battling to keep their southern border secure, for example.
Now, Montana and Arizona have joined the fray:
They’re suing to block the Biden administration from enforcing new rules that keep deportations down, and allegedly hinder DHS (Department of Homeland Security).
This is another major step in the ongoing battle. In fact, for Arizona, it’s an amendment to an earlier lawsuit that challenged Biden’s attempt to enact a 100-day moratorium on deportations.
Via Fox News:
Arizona and Montana are suing to block the Biden administration’s new immigration rules that would dramatically narrow the number of illegal immigrants targeted for arrest and deportation — arguing the policies would have devastating consequences for their states.
Now, these two states are echoing the concerns of southern states like Texas.
Texas already got a judge to temporarily block that 100-day pause on deportations. Now, they’re moving on to the “interim guidance” given to ICE last month.
These new rules tells ICE authorities to only focus on three categories for arrest and deportation: national security threats, people who crossed the border after Nov. 1, and those who have committed “aggravated felonies.”
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a statement:
If asked about the poorest policy choice I’ve ever seen in government, this would be a strong contender.
Blindly releasing thousands of people, including convicted criminals and those who may be spreading COVID-19 into our state, is both unconscionable and a violation of federal law.
This must be stopped now to avoid a dangerous humanitarian crisis for the immigrants and the people of Arizona.
Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen tossed in his motion for a preliminary injunction to block Biden’s policy as well.
Both states add that drugs and cartels are now an immediate concern due to the weaker border guidelines, and if we don’t enforce the laws we have on the books, things will only get worse.
The official complaint also says to expect an increase in healthcare and law enforcement costs, due to this issue.
It’s clear now that multiple states will remain at odds with Biden’s border view. And so will many Americans who liked Donald Trump’s more hard-nosed approach.
- The Biden administration faces 2 more lawsuits over their new border policies and guidelines.
- Arizona and Montana have joined Texas in resisting the guidance for DHS and ICE.
- They claim relaxing border rules and enforcement is only placing their states in greater danger.
Source: Fox News