Attorney General Russell Coleman

Kentucky Attorney General Coleman Joins Legal Battle in Support of Texas' Right to Secure its Borders

FRANKFORT, KY - Attorney General Russell Coleman joined a 25-state coalition supporting Texas's efforts to secure the southern border. The coalition filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to defend Texas Governor Greg Abbott's actions that filled the void created by President Biden's open border agenda.

"President Biden's failure to secure our border has allowed deadly drugs to flow into our communities. Kentucky is now a border state. We stand with Texas as what happens there directly impacts our ability to protect the families of our own Commonwealth." said General Coleman.

Since President Biden took office, roughly 26 tons of deadly fentanyl, enough to kill nearly 12 billion people, have poured directly into the country.

"The federal government has lost operational control of the southern border," the coalition wrote. "The result is as tragic as it was predictable: A flood of illegal immigration across the Southern border that has brought with it crime, human trafficking, and hundreds of thousands of fentanyl deaths to the people of this country."

In January, General Coleman sent a letter to President Biden and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas opposing efforts to tear down Texas' border protections.  

General Coleman joined the Kansas-led amicus brief alongside attorneys general from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Read the amicus brief here.



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