Texas AG Paxton to Newsmax TV: Biden Doesn't Hold Illegal Aliens to CDC Guidelines (Newsmax TV/"The Chris Salcedo Show")
By Nick Koutsobinas | Tuesday, 04 May 2021 07:10 PM
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appeared on Newsmax TV to discuss his current lawsuit with the Biden administration for allowing migrants to congregate in a care setting. The Texas AG believes that the Biden administration has failed to enforce the Immigration & Nationality Act that would put those who pose as a public health risk entering the country in a detention facility.
"[The Biden administration is] actually not following CDC guidelines," Paxton told "The Chris Salcedo Show." "They are not actually following any of the health care laws that we have, and we think that's ridiculous. Given that they are so restrictive in so many different ways of relating to COVID. If you're coming across the border illegally, you can walk right through with no following. Recount back to an American citizen from another country, and you've tested positive you're not coming in. They're going to stop you from coming."
On April 22, Paxton's office released a statement that they were going to file a lawsuit for the Biden administration endangering the public health of Texas.
"President Biden's outright disregard of the public health crisis in Texas by welcoming and encouraging mass gatherings of illegal aliens is hypocritical and dangerous. This reckless policy change stifles the reopening of the Texas economy at a time when businesses need it the most and when our children need to get back to in-person learning as soon as possible. Law and order must be immediately upheld and enforced to ensure the safety of our communities and the reopening of the strongest economy of the country."
Paxton continued talking to the Salcedo, saying, "it's a humanitarian crisis, like very few we've ever seen, and it was invited. And it was also something that he knew would happen because we had the same thing under the Obama administration. Except somehow he made it even worse than it wasn't of that administration."
Paxton then described how the Biden administration had increased the refugee limit from 15,000 set by former President Donald Trump for the 2021 fiscal year to 62,500.
"So I do have concerns about him lifting the cap before he gets this part of it under control, given that he created it. Who knows what lifting the cap will create? We're already overwhelmed with legal immigration and to say we're gonna add another dimension… makes no sense to me," Paxton said.