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Texas GOP chairman slams Biden immigration plans

FILE - In this Thursday, June 19, 2014, file photo, former congressman and retired Lt. Col. Allen West speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. West was injured in a motorcycle crash Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Texas. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

FILE - In this Thursday, June 19, 2014, file photo, former congressman and retired Lt. Col. Allen West speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. West was injured in a motorcycle crash Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Texas. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

FILE – In this Thursday, June 19, 2014, Lt. Col. Allen West spoke during Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority event in Washington. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

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UPDATED 2:00 PM PT – Monday, February 15, 2021

In an interview on Sunday, Texas Republican Party Chairman Lt. Col. Allen West called Joe Biden’s immigration plans an “imminent danger” to the Lone Star State.

This came just days after Biden announced he was looking to end the “Remain in Mexico” policy. Under the policy, immigrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border are to wait in Mexico for their court appearance. However, Biden’s plan to lift this would release roughly 25,000 immigrants into the U.S. by reinstating the “catch and release” standard.

This also followed recent reports that the DHS was looking into releasing thousands of immigrants into Texas.

“Well I think the reaction should be from state of Texas is say no. We find these individuals and we make sure that they are deported out of the state of Texas,” Allen stated. “Or, let’s take them to California, lets take them to New York, let’s take them to Illinois, let’s take them to one of those blue states that firmly believe in open borders and legal immigration. We don’t believe that here in Texas.”

Allen cited the Constitution, saying the state of Texas has every right to take a stand against what he called “open border policies.”

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