Abbott Condemns Biden Over Illegal Aliens

During a Thursday appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) condemned President Joe Biden’s illegal immigration policy — calling it “flat-out contrary to federal law.”

The Republican governor pointed out that the Biden administration’s new border policy essentially attracts illegal aliens to the U.S., calling on the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to take action to stop Biden from “sowing chaos.”

“Biden’s new border policy is actually going to be attracting even more people to enter into the United States illegally,” Abbott said. “And so, Biden is doing nothing but sowing chaos, which is exactly why Republicans in the United States House of Representatives need to put the pedal to the metal to make sure that they stop any type of program like this by the Biden Administration.”

Texas has already filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration over the new border policy.

The lawsuit states: “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department), under the false pretense of preventing aliens from unlawfully crossing the border between the ports of entry, has effectively created a new visa program— without the formalities of legislation from Congress—by announcing that it will permit up to 360,000 aliens annually from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela to be ‘paroled’ into the United States for two years or longer and with eligibility for employment authorization.”

Abbott discussed the lawsuit in the Fox News interview, noting that Biden is essentially “granting parolee status” to thousands of illegal aliens, which is likely to prompt increased illegal immigration from those hoping to take advantage of the program.

“As that program goes into place, it’s my analysis and the analysis of others that is actually going to increase the number of people coming across the border,” he said. “The reason is that the Biden Administration is basically granting parolee status to these people who are coming across the border illegally. And all that will do is to spur even more people to rush the border, thinking that they, too, will get parolee status.”

“But to be clear, what the Biden Administration is doing is flat-out contrary to federal law,” Abbott added. “Federal law does not allow this mass parole process that requires any president, executive branch to issue parole on only a case-by-case basis. And so, we, the state of Texas, filed a lawsuit to put a stop to this program by the Biden Administration because it is clearly, unequivocally against the law.”