A coalition of 21 states asked a federal court to stop the Biden administration from lifting a Title 42 order that allowed the CDC to bar foreigners infected with communicable diseases from entering the U.S. and order rapid deportation without a hearing.
The CDC director under the Trump administration invoked this code in 2020 to stop the spread of COVID-19. But President Joe Biden said he will lift the Title 42 order in May, which will increase illegal migration.
The court has temporarily blocked the administration from lifting the pandemic order. From Fox News:
The Centers for Disease Control announced on April 1 that it would terminate Title 42 on May 23, saying that the order “suspending the right to introduce migrants into the United States is no longer necessary” due to “an increased availability of tools to fight COVID-19.”
The lawsuit was originally filed by Missouri, Louisiana, and Arizona in the U.S. District Court in Louisiana. Several other states have since joined the lawsuit.
Border Patrol is already not using Title 42 to expel some migrants from the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, instead processing them via Title 8 and expedited removal, Fox News reported last week.
Whichever law the federal government uses to remove illegal aliens, it should continue invoking Title 42 removal as long as other COVID-19 restrictions are in place.
Sources report that even some Democrats are worried about surges at the southern border. Joe Biden’s approval ratings are abysmal, and the midterm prospects for his party are dim. What Democrats don’t need is for the Biden administration to open the floodgates to illegal aliens who might have a disease that shut the government down and negatively impacted the economy.
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