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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton files lawsuit against Biden administration

3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Friday, January 28 2022 Jan 28, 2022 January 28, 2022 10:01 AM January 28, 2022 in News - Local

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Friday in Edinburg that the state has filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration over the Central American Minors (CAM) Refugee and Parole Program.  

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It's the ninth border-related lawsuit against Biden, according to a news release from Paxton's office. 

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Paxton, along with the attorneys general of 12 other states across the country, say the program – which allows at-risk children from certain Central American to claim asylum - is being abused.

Gov. Greg Abbott, Paxton and other Republican leaders were in the Valley this week as part of a border summit. 

During a press conference Thursday, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Abbott's Operation Lone Star has resulted in 10,000 arrests, and 200,000 referrals to Border Patrol.

“One lawbreaker that we're having to wage legal action against is the President of the United States,” Abbott said. “There are laws passed by the United States Congress that the president is not enforcing."

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Meanwhile, Texas Democrats this week sent a letter to the federal government calling for an investigation into Operation Lone Star. 

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