GOP lawmakers warn ‘unconstitutional’ Biden asylum rule will fuel migrant surges at the border

By Adam Shaw | Fox News

The US southern border saw more than 200,000 migrant encounters in July and August

Dozens of Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate are sounding the alarm about a proposed rule by the Biden administration that they call “unconstitutional,” contending it would lead to further migrant surges at the border and fulfill what they call a Biden promise to implement “open borders.”

“The proposed rule represents a blatant violation of the laws passed by Congress,” 68 congressional Republicans led by Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Mike Lee, R-Utah and Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., say in a public comment on the rule. “It ignores the mandatory detention requirements of aliens claiming asylum through mass parole, violates the principles of separation of powers and inappropriately shifts the roles of asylum screeners and immigration courts.”