John Moore / Getty ImagesCentral American migrants board a US Customs and Border Protection bus after crossing the border from Mexico on April 13, 2021, in La Joya, Texas. (John Moore / Getty Images)
Texas and Missouri sued President Joe Biden’s administration in an effort to reinstate the “remain in Mexico” policy that the president revoked shortly after taking office.
The states filed a lawsuit on Tuesday in a federal court in Texas claiming Biden unlawfully halted the so-called Migrant Protection Protocols enacted by the previous administration.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said the administration’s decision to reverse the policy has led to a surge of criminals attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.
“President Biden could immediately remedy the influx of crime pouring across our border by reinstating the Migrant Protection Protocols,” Paxton said in a statement.
“Dangerous criminals are taking advantage of