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The termination of Title 42, an important health law utilized by President Donald Trump to combat illegal immigration, has prompted three red states to bring lawsuits against the Biden administration, according to a report from the Washington Examiner.
The Biden administration announced that it would be moving to end Title 42 by the end of May, dealing a serious blow to proponents of border security. Title 42 actively prohibited the entry of persons into the United States if they were deemed to be in danger of introducing a communicable disease into the country.
During the initial onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, President Trump enforced this legislation to tighten up the southern border, which drastically reduced the number of illegal immigrants coming into the country.
Now, GOP-led states are suing Biden over his latest move to terminate this immigration protection, with the attorneys general of Louisiana, Missouri, and Arizona seeking to fight back in the courts.
According to the Washington Examiner report, the complaint states the following: “This suit challenges an imminent, man-made, self-inflicted calamity: the abrupt elimination of the only safety valve preventing this Administration’s disastrous border policies from devolving into an unmitigated chaos and catastrophe.”
President Trump himself cited the catastrophically unsecured southern border in the United States during a Save America rally in Washington Township, Michigan on Saturday.
He told an eager audience that the real number of illegal migrants crossing the border was even higher than what was being reported. “The real numbers are even higher than those being reported,” he revealed. “Probably even a million people a month pouring into our country – this could be 12 million people a year.”
In March, U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz announced that the U.S. would hit over one million encounters with illegal migrants at the border for the 2022 fiscal year, which began on October 1, 2021. As Trump pointed out, these are just the numbers that are being officially reported, leading many Americans to wonder how much worse the situation may actually be.
According to the Washington Examiner, Title 42 public health law denied immigrants at the border admission into the U.S. to prevent the spread of coronavirus and had been renewed for two years past March 2020, resulting in 1.6 million migrants being turned away at the border.