Florida Sues Biden for 'Illegal' Policies That Violate Federal Law
'The Biden administration's illegal border policies cause Florida harm'
Florida is using the Biden administration for failing to follow the law on its immigration policies.
The suit was filed by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody on Tuesday, Fox News reported.
The suit highlights its effort of the work of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to "uphold the rule of law despite the Biden administration's decision to violate the law."
The lawsuit states that Biden's decision not to properly enforce immigration laws has hurt Florida.
"The Biden administration's illegal border policies cause Florida harm," the lawsuit said.
"Many of the aliens illegally released by the Biden administration are arriving, or will arrive in Florida, harming the state's quasi-sovereign interests and forcing it to incur millions of dollars in expenses."
The suit also noted that U.S. law states how those illegally entering the country are to be treated, and the Biden administration fails to follow the rules.
"The government is not free to ignore the clear commands of Congress," the lawsuit said.
"It has claimed that it lacks the resources and detention capacity to process the surge of migrants at the border."
The lawsuit also says the federal government has actively worked to erode border security.
Biden's administration "has actively sought to eliminate measures that increase its resources and detention capacity, such as the Migrant Protection Protocols (also known as the 'wait in Mexico policy'), and has even asked Congress to reduce the number of immigration detention beds available to it."
It also adds the Biden administration has willfully encouraged more illegal immigration.
"Further, it is the Biden administration's misguided policies that have encouraged more migrants to make the dangerous journey to the United States. The government cannot, therefore, use a purported lack of resources as an excuse to ignore congressional mandates," the lawsuit said.
I spoke on the House floor about Joe Biden’s dereliction of duty on our southern border. This crisis is out of control, and Democrats have no intention of fixing it.— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) September 23, 2021
We need to stop pretending that the left takes illegal immigration seriously.
The lawsuit said that illegal aliens who are allowed to remain in the U.S. while their asylum cases are decided simply disappear.
The lawsuit also estimates that Florida spends more than $100 million per year on jailing illegal immigrants who commit crimes.
Florida wants the court to "hold unlawful and set aside" the current policy of "releasing arriving aliens subject to mandatory detention, of paroling aliens without engaging in case-by-case adjudication or abiding by the other limits on that authority; and of failing to serve charging documents or initiate removal proceedings against plainly inadmissible aliens who are being released into the interior of the United States."