(USA Features) Several Republican-led states are preparing to take legal action against the administration following President Joe Biden’s reversals of most of former President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement policies.
Currently, Arizona, Missouri, and Texas all have ongoing litigation in regards to federal border policies with the aim of forcing the administration to take action to mitigate the current border crisis.
“As attorney general I have certain tools in my toolbox, and I have said I am going to do everything I can to enforce the rule of law and to protect hard-working American taxpayers,” Arizona Attorney Gen. Mark Brnovich told Fox News recently.
Both Arizona and Missouri currently have lawsuits pending against the administration over its new enforcement guidelines, which they say hinder federal border and immigration enforcement personnel.
Their suits follow successful litigation filed earlier this year by the state of Texas against Biden’s self-declared 100-day moratorium on deportations.
“This is a big win for Texas and the nation. It sends a clear message to the Biden administration that they will not be able to violate federal immigration law and endanger the lives of Texans,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement about the legal victory.
“This Administration’s failed policies have only exacerbated the crisis at our southern border, and further exhausted the regular duties of our law enforcement officers,” he added.
All three states have also filed a preliminary injunction that would force the administration to reinstate the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols, which are also known as the former president’s “Remain in Mexico” policy.
“We’re asking the court to side with our office and issue a preliminary injunction, which would require the Biden Administration to reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols,” Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said, according to Fox News.
“My office will never back down from fighting human trafficking and ensuring that all six million Missourians are safe.”