(USA Features) Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed suit against the Biden administration over its refusal to re-launch a Trump-era immigration policy following a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Earlier this month, the high court refused to block a lower court’s ruling ordering former President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy reinitiated after President Joe Biden canceled it via executive order in January.
The lower federal court ruled that Biden violated federal law in ditching Trump’s order and as such must begin utilizing it again, though according to Paxton, the administration has failed to do so.
“It looks like to us they’re just stalling. We don’t know for sure all of the facts, that’s why we want discovery,” Paxton told Fox News.
“But it seems like they’re using the excuse that they haven’t worked out their arrangement with Mexico,” he added.
“I think they’re just trying to keep ignoring federal law, keep ignoring the Supreme Court ruling,” Paxton continued.
“The government doesn’t care about federal law; clearly, we’ve already established that. Now they don’t care about all the orders from the courts, including the Supreme Court,” he added.
Paxton filed his suit on Thursday, which argues that the administration is purposely ignoring the lower federal court’s order as well as the Supreme Court’s ruling not to hear or reverse the decision.
The suit comes as the administration continues to deal with one migrant crisis after another, following Border Patrol encounters of more than 1.3 million migrants along the southwest border this year following Biden’s reversal of most of Trump’s immigration enforcement policies.
“What we want is deadlines, we want some type of deadline for them to take action sooner rather than later. We won this about a month ago,” Paxton said, adding that there should be consequences on the administration and the president for ignoring rulings and federal laws.
“Hey, Mr. President, you have to follow federal law someday. They’re never going to follow federal law, it looks like,” he told Fox News.
“They’re going to keep stalling until they are forced by some deadline to act. And maybe they need some type of consequences … whatever a judge decides that consequence would be if they just flaunt the Constitution, federal law, Supreme Court rulings,” Paxton added.