Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that his office is seeking an injunction against President Biden’s orders to end border wall construction and Trump’s Remain-In-Mexico policy. Brnovich, who is also running for Senate, has launched previous efforts to challenge Biden’s policies which have created the border crisis decimating border states like Texas and Arizona saying Biden’s policies have violated environmental law.
Fox News reports:
The new effort Monday includes a request for a preliminary injunction as well as an amended complaint. The injunction would require the administration to analyze the environmental impacts, rescind the cancellation of wall contracts and reinstate Remain-in-Mexico.
The new complaint alleges the sudden termination of the policies were arbitrary and capricious and that the administration failed to prepared an environmental impact statement despite the potential impacts of the policies it says encourages immigration across the border.
“There is no doubt that the Biden Administration’s immigration policies are causing a humanitarian, public safety, and environmental crisis at our border,” Brnovich said in a statement. “I will do everything I can to stop their destructive actions and protect Arizona.”
The suit alleges the combined policies led to an unprecedented number of migrants crossing the border – with official statistics showing there were more than 180,000 migrant encounters in May alone.
On Inauguration Day, President Biden ended the construction of the border wall, and a number of Trump’s immigration policies. Since then the number of border crossings has surged beyond comprehension and border resources have been depleted. In April, Brnovich’s office sued the Department of Homeland Security and alleged the administration violated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) obligations.