Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed another lawsuit against the Biden administration over its lack of defending the southern border. Leading a coalition of 14 states, the lawsuit challenges a new asylum rule that switches much of the authority over granting asylum away from federal immigration judges, giving it to asylum officers with the Department of Homeland Security.
“This is nothing more than a radical attempt to set up a system that encourages illegal immigration and undermines the rule of law,” said Brnovich in a statement. “President Biden may not care about the American people, but I do. I will continue to push back against his unlawful policies and imperial edicts.”
The attorneys general are concerned that combined with the Biden administration rescinding the Title 42 COVID-19 restrictions on the border on May 23, the result will be a “massive increase in unlawful border crossings and asylum claims,” which “even the Administration admits.” The asylum rules go into effect just eight days later on May 31. The complaint expresses concern that the Biden administration is deliberately adding the asylum rule in order to deal with the expected surge of migrants.
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