01 Jun ATTORNEY GENERAL WRIGLEY SUES BIDEN ADMINISTRATION OVER UNLAWFUL OPEN BORDERS POLICIES
June 1, 2023
CONTACT: Suzie Weigel, 701.328.2210
The ‘Circumvention of Lawful Pathways’ rule is unlawful and will only increase the problems of uncontrolled illegal immigration.
As part of an 18-state coalition, Attorney General Drew Wrigley has filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration over the Department of Homeland Security’s new “Circumvention of Lawful Pathways” rule.
“The federal government has an obligation to the states and to the people of this country to enforce federal immigration laws and protect our national borders,” said Wrigley. “But rather than enforcing our border security laws, the federal government is encouraging illegal aliens to schedule their entry into this country through a phone app, after which they predictably disperse around the country without any meaningful oversight. Once again, it inappropriately falls to the states to seek enforcement of immigration laws that the federal government is choosing to ignore.”
The Biden administration has characterized the new rule as a means for regulating the record level of illegal immigration that has plunged the southern border into chaos after the expiration of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Title 42 public health order.
However, the Biden Administration’s new rule will predictably worsen the problem by redefining previously illegal border crossings as “lawful pathways” and ignoring the federal government’s duty to secure our national borders.
The lawsuit was brought in coordination with the state of Indiana, and is joined by the states of Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming.
Please see the attached complaint – Indiana v Mayorkas Complaint.