Moody Fights Biden in Court Over Border

Moody Fights Biden in Court Over Border

Grayson Bakich
Grayson Bakich
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January 27, 2024

Florida is one of twenty-five states that have shown support for Texas and its defense of the border, contrary to the Biden Administration. As part of this support, Florida Attorney General (AG) Ashley Moody is fighting in court against an appeal by the White House to overturn a ruling made last year in favor of Florida, which she also discussed in a recent appearance on Fox and Friends First.

In March, federal judge T. Kent Wetherell ruled the Biden Administration is responsible for the border crisis and demanded the end of catch-and-release policies allowing thousands of migrants into the country regularly. This is the ruling the White House is seeking to appeal, and AG Moody is fighting back.

"Biden is ignoring the law and the opinion we obtained in federal court regarding his open border policies. He is wasting time and resources fighting Florida and Texas instead of doing his job and ending the border crisis. As a result, more than 8 million unvetted immigrants and hundreds of millions of deadly doses of fentanyl have flooded into our country with no signs of stopping as long as Biden is president," said AG Moody in her press release

During her Fox and Friends First appearance, Moody further described the Biden Administration as having "waged war" against Texas and Florida for attempting to protect their borders, adding that Governor Greg Abbott's (R-TX) self-defense argument is valid, saying the White House's efforts to prevent Texas from stopping the migrant surge "is like having the police come to your home and tie your hands and let your home be overrun with people you do not know, people that are possibly there to hurt you [and] to hurt your home. It is untenable."

Moody has been a ferocious critic of the Biden Administration, especially regarding its handling of the border crisis. In March, the same month as Judge Wetherell's ruling, Moody called President Biden "the biggest benefactor" to Mexican drug cartels operating at the border, as both human and drug trafficking have been highly profitable.

In April, she accused the President and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas of "enabling" the trafficking of children across the border. A grand jury found that out of 250,000 child border crossers released into the country, many were "sold for sex" or otherwise abused, while many did not even know their sponsors.

Later in October, Moody and 27 other Attorneys General demanded the end of the Biden Administration's catch-and-release policies at the border, just days after the Hamas attack in Israel spiked fears of a terror attack on American soil, enabled by the border crisis.

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Grayson Bakich

Grayson Bakich

Florida born and raised, Grayson Bakich is a recent recipient of a Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Central Florida. His thesis examined recent trends in political polarization and how this leads into justification of violence.

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