Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the Biden administration ending the Trump-era activation of the federal law known as Title 42 for pandemic safety and border security.
The suit is the Republican attorney general’s tenth against the administration related to U.S. border security and the 26th legal action he’s taken against what he calls President Biden’s “lawless administration.”
Former President Trump used Title 42 at the start of the pandemic to enables federal agents to quickly expel illegal immigrants during a public health emergency.
Paxton’s most recent lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Victoria Division. Paxton also filed an emergency motion with the court to freeze the termination order of Title 42.
Title 42 has been in effect since March 2020, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced it will terminating the authority on May 23. read more