A federal judge has refused to throw out a Florida lawsuit against the Biden administration over immigration, referring to the border crisis as an “extortionary issue.”
Federal Judge Gives Go-Ahead To Florida’s Immigration Lawsuit Against Biden Admin https://t.co/nYs9zsO2Og
— Dolly_World (@dolly_note) May 11, 2022
“This position is as remarkable as it is wrong because it is well established that no one, not even the president, is above the law and the court unquestionably has the authority to say what the law is and to invalidate the action of the executive branch that contravenes the law and/or the Constitution,” U.S. District Judge T. Kent Wetherell wrote.
“Thus, if Florida’s allegations that defendants are essentially flaunting the immigration laws are proven to be true, the court most certainly can (and will) do something about it,” he added.
The ruling comes as the Biden administration continues to push for the upcoming end of Title 42, a Trump-era policy that allows Border Patrol to turn away migrants at the border for health reasons.
The Chinese Communist Party is in business with the major cartels down in Mexico to flood our country with fentanyl, and they’re killing our kids.
We cannot afford to lift Title 42.
— Senator Bill Hagerty (@SenatorHagerty) May 6, 2022
The end of Title 42 could lead up to 18,000 illegal crossings per day for the already overwhelmed Border Patrol.
The case is an important one, and now one judge is at least allowing it to proceed.