- The possibility of granting asylum to millions of immigrants in the United States is at stake again.
- Texas authorities have asked a federal judge to halt enforcement of the new asylum rule.
- The new rule to grant asylum will come into force on May 31.
The possibility of granting asylum to millions of immigrants in the US is at stake again since the Texas authorities asked a federal judge to block the new asylum rule, lifting Title 42 restrictions, that the Biden administration hopes to begin implementing in a matter of days.
On Monday, May 23, the Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, asked a federal judge to put a stop to the enforcement of the new rule that President Joe Biden has established to allow immigrants to apply for asylum in the US.
Texas asks to block Biden’s new asylum rule
Since April 28, AG Paxton has been suing to prevent Biden’s new strategy from being implemented. The measure would give agents of the Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) the power to decide on the asylum applications of some immigrants who arrive at the southern border of the United States.
USCIS agents could even suspend deportation proceedings for some undocumented immigrants, at least while they wait for the resolution of their cases. Paxton argues that it “exacerbates the loopholes in the illegal alien removal process.»
And the immigration judges?
Paxton says that not everyone should have the opportunity to decide on asylum cases, where immigration judges normally have the last word, and warns that the Biden administration would be changing “asylum and parole law at the border.»
“Federal law requires that genuine applications for asylum and parole be carefully handled and scrutinized by an immigration judge, not by a bureaucrat approving patently bogus applications,» the Texas attorney general said in a statement.
Drastically changing the law
«Biden intends to drastically and unlawfully change asylum and parole law at the border,» the Texas attorney general railed in a Twitter message. “I’m asking a federal court to put a stop to it before the damage is done.”
At the beginning of 2022, the authorities finished reviewing the process that immigrants must go through to request asylum at the US borders and presented a strategy to optimize it. Among other things, Biden’s plan aims to reduce the average waiting time from five years to six months for immigrants to obtain a resolution of their case, EFE pointed out.
An asylum rule that violates all laws?
According to the lawsuit AG Paxtion filed with the Federal Court of the Northern District of Texas, Biden’s new plan would be violating the National Security Law, the Immigration Law and a clause in Article II of the United States Constitution.
Paxton asked in his request on Monday to block the enforcement of Biden’s measure, another effort to stop the changes that the White House has tried to implement on immigration. They ask a judge to stop the application of Biden’s new asylum rule.
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