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Pax­ton Part­ners with Gov. Abbott’s Task Force on Bor­der and Home­land Security

Yesterday Gov. Greg Abbott announced the formation of a Task Force on Border and Homeland Security. The Task Force is comprised of key leaders from several state agencies, including the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, and will analyze and advise on strategies to address the border crisis arising from the surge of illegal aliens and drugs into our state and nation.

June 11, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Vis­its Border

May 25, 2021 | Noteworthy

Pax­ton Sues Biden Admin­is­tra­tion for Dis­re­gard­ing COVID-19 Rules at Texas/​Mexico Border

Attorney General Ken Paxton today sued the Biden Administration again for encouraging the spread of COVID-19 at the border by allowing illegal aliens, potentially infected with COVID-19, to gather in a congregated care setting.

April 22, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Vis­its San Anto­nio Migrant Cen­ter Amid Bor­der Crisis

Attorney General Ken Paxton visited the San Antonio migrant center at Freeman Coliseum amid the border crisis spurred on by President Joe Biden’s failed immigration policies.

April 14, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Sues Biden Admin­is­tra­tion to Rein­state Migrant Pro­tec­tion Protocols

Attorney General Ken Paxton and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt today filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration to reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) to curb the criminal and humanitarian crisis at the border.

April 13, 2021 | Press Release

Biden Administration’s Fail­ure to Take Cus­tody of Crim­i­nal Aliens Endan­gers Tex­ans, Americans

Attorney General Ken Paxton today sued the Biden Administration in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas decrying its refusal to take custody of criminal illegal aliens, including dangerous felons and drug manufacturers, as required by federal law. Texas’s lawsuit alleges President Biden implemented unlawful directives that allow dangerous illegal aliens already convicted of felony offenses to freely roam the United States.

April 06, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: Ille­gal Immi­gra­tion Costs Texas Tax­pay­ers Over $850 Mil­lion Each Year

As the border crisis caused by President Biden’s policies surges illegal immigration and escalates criminal activity, Attorney General Ken Paxton stands committed to upholding the law and protecting Texans. In his January lawsuit that halted the Biden administration’s unlawful 100-day freeze on deportations, Attorney General Paxton uncovered hundreds of millions of dollars that Texas taxpayers involuntarily spent on illegal aliens every year: 

March 31, 2021 | Press Release