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These states are challenged what they see as an unlawful action. Let’s pray for truth and justice.

From Fox News. A coalition of 20 states and a top conservative legal group are suing the Biden administration over its recently expanded humanitarian parole program that allows tens of thousands of migrants from designated countries a month into the U.S., arguing that the program is unlawful.

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The lawsuit, filed by Texas and America First Legal in the Southern District of Texas, is joined by 19 additional states who are seeking to block the Biden administration’s parole program, which allow up to 30,000 migrants from Haiti, Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela into the U.S. each month.

The Biden administration announced the program for Venezuelans in October, which allowed a limited number to fly directly into the U.S. as long as they had not entered illegally, had a sponsor in the U.S. already and passed certain checks.

Earlier this month, President Joe Biden announced that the program would be expanding to include Haitians, Nicaraguans and Cubans and that the program would allow up to 30,000 a month into the U.S. It allows for migrants to receive work permits and a two-year authorization to live in the U.S. and was announced alongside an expansion of Title 42 expulsions to include those nationalities. …

In the lawsuit led by Texas and America First Legal, the plaintiffs argue that the program is illegal given the “exceptionally limited” parole power available to the federal government. They note that up to 360,000 migrants could be allowed into the U.S. a year.

The lawsuit focuses on the limits placed on parole by Congress that says the authority is to be used on a “case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit” — a standard that the lawsuit says the program fails to meet.

“The parole program established by the Department fails each of the law’s three limiting factors. It is not case-by-case, is not for urgent humanitarian reasons, and advances no significant public benefit. Instead, it amounts to the creation of a new visa program that allows hundreds of thousands of aliens to enter the United States who otherwise have no basis for doing so. This flouts, rather than follows, the clear limits imposed by Congress,” the lawsuit reads. …

The lawsuit says the program is also unlawful as it did not engage in the notice-and-comment rulemaking required by the Administrative Procedure Act — by which a number of immigration policies have been at least temporarily struck down in recent years. It also argues that the states “face substantial irreparable harms from the Department’s abuse of its parole authority, which allow potentially hundreds of thousands of additional aliens to enter each of their already overwhelmed territories.” They argue that states face additional costs for health care, education and other social services. …

The lawsuit also marks the latest in a flurry of legal challenges to the Biden administration’s policies by America First Legal — a conservative legal group launched by former Trump White House official Stephen Miller, described as being “at the forefront of the legal battle to save America’s borders from complete annihilation at the hands of this lawless administration.” …

The states joining onto the lawsuit with Texas are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming. …

What do you think of this lawsuit? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

(Excerpt from Fox News. Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Darlene Estlow
January 27, 2023

Father, you gave us the Constitution. I pray that the Court would rule that the Constitution must be obeyed. I ask that this unconstitutional rule would be ruled against and that this administration would bow to the Constitution and Congress in putting forth rulings. Thank you that you hear us. And I declare that this rule will go down like so many others this administration has put forth that are unconstitutional.

Connie Rogers
January 27, 2023

I’m glad to see my state, Missouri, is on this list. We must continue to stand strong against that which is unconstitutional and unbiblical.
Thank you for all that IFA does in helping us to be alert and activated to pray and intercede for our nation that is “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all “.
God bless all of your efforts abundantly!

Susan CC
January 27, 2023

Jeremiah 32:27 “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is anything too difficult for Me?

Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Hebrews 12:25-29 Be careful that you do not refuse to listen to the One who is speaking. For if the people of Israel did not escape when they refused to listen to Moses, the earthly messenger, we will certainly not escape if we reject the One who speaks to us from heaven! =When God spoke from Mount Sinai His voice shook the earth, but now He makes another promise: “Once again I will shake not only the earth but the heavens also.” This means that all of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain. Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping Him with holy fear and awe. For our God is a devouring fire.

Father God, we lift up this lawsuit before you. Strengthen our border, Lord, and prevent this administration from continuing to take unconstitutional actions. It seems impossible but would You bring to the remaining states of our nation to join this lawsuit?

Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusett, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin.

I felt encouraged as I prayed through these additional states. And I realize we are facing internal threats on a daily basis but You are shaking and exposing them. I pray we continue to offer our appeals in thankfulness and in awe of You, Immanuel. May we continue to remember this is true, You are God With Us. Thank You Father. Thank You Jesus. Thank You Holy Spirit. Amen


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