Fact-checking Greg Abbott’s claims that Biden has ‘open border’ policies
In response to President Joe Biden's decision to lift a Trump-era policy that reduced the number of migrants entering the U.S., Gov. Greg Abbott recently launched new initiatives that he said would address border security.
The federal policy, Title 42, allows U.S. border agents to expel immigrants arriving at the border, including asylum seekers, to Mexico and other countries to slow the spread of coronavirus. It's set to end on May 23. But Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit Friday to challenge the plan to end Title 42.
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