GOP AGs sue over asylum rule revamp

They argue the rule’s exceptions will make it easier to enter the country illegally.
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita (R). (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Eighteen Republican attorneys general sued U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to block a new asylum rule designed to decrease illegal border crossings, which they argue would exacerbate the problem and cost states millions.

“This open border rule turns every state into a border state,” Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird said in a statement Thursday. “It strains our already-overburdened border security and invites an increase of illegal drugs, crime, and human trafficking into our communities.”

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