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Paxton’s Team Appear­ing Before SCO­TUS to Stop Biden Admin From Releas­ing Vio­lent Ille­gal Aliens into Communities

Lawyers from Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office are representing Texas before the U.S. Supreme Court today concerning a case where Paxton sued to stop the Biden Administration from illegally refusing to enforce immigration laws.  

November 29, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Fights to Stop the Biden Admin­is­tra­tion from Let­ting Crim­i­nal Ille­gal Aliens into Com­mu­ni­ties Across the Country

Attorney General Paxton filed a brief in the United States Supreme Court to prevent the Biden Administration from letting thousands of deportable criminal aliens walk freely in communities across America.  

October 20, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Ami­cus Brief to Pro­tect Rule of Law and Pun­ish Those Who Encour­age Ille­gal Immi­gra­tion and Oth­er Seri­ous Crimes

Attorney General Paxton has joined an Arizona-led cert-stage amicus brief petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a recent decision by the San Francisco-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that threatens public safety across the country.  

October 10, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Con­tin­ues Efforts to Keep in Place Effec­tive Bor­der-Secu­ri­ty Measures

Attorney General Paxton joined a multistate brief in the New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to stop the Biden Administration’s efforts from creating more chaos at the southern border.

September 14, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Files Brief with U.S. Supreme Court to Pro­tect Tax­pay­ers from the Sky­rock­et­ing Costs of Ille­gal Immigration

Attorney General Paxton is leading a 14-state coalition that has filed a cert-stage brief in the U.S. Supreme Court after the Biden Administration took unprecedented action to quietly abolish a federal immigration rule designed to protect American taxpayers.

September 13, 2022 | Press Release

Break­ing: Supreme Court Hands Texas Anoth­er Win, Biden Anoth­er Loss on Bor­der Security

Today the U.S. Supreme Court handed Texas another victory in denying the Biden Administration’s request to stay a lower court’s vacatur of an unlawful Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo.

July 22, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Urges Supreme Court to Oppose Biden Admin’s Efforts to Re-Imple­ment Pol­i­cy Releas­ing Crim­i­nal Ille­gals Back into the Unit­ed States 

Attorney General Paxton filed a brief in the United States Supreme Court opposing the Department of Justice’s request to stay a district court order vacating the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) September 2021 Immigration Prioritization Memorandum.

July 18, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Dis­ap­point­ed with SCO­TUS Deci­sion to Let Biden Admin Aban­don Remain-in-Mex­i­co Program

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s narrow decision to reverse lower-court wins against the Biden Administration on the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the Remain-in-Mexico Program, Attorney General Paxton made the following statement: 

June 30, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Demands Con­struc­tion of Bor­der Wall in Lare­do Sector

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) yesterday urging it to press forward with its original plan to build a border wall in Webb and Zapata Counties.

June 14, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Vic­to­ri­ous Against Biden Admin­is­tra­tion: Court Toss­es DHS Rule Let­ting Dan­ger­ous Crim­i­nal Aliens Off the Hook

Last Friday, Texas Attorney General Paxton — in partnership with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry — brought home yet another victory against the Biden Administration in federal court.  

June 13, 2022 | Press Release