Title 42 lives on, thanks to a Trump-appointed judge

by Summer Lane

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On Friday, a federal judge stopped the Biden administration from ending Title 42, which allows the U.S. Border Patrol to limit and remove those seeking asylum in America during a health crisis.

According to a report from the New York Post, Biden was blocked by U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays in Louisiana, who issued an injunction nationwide in his 47-page ruling.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) stated on Twitter that the injunction would “keep Title 42 in place.”

Title 42 is a Trump-era policy that enabled immigrants crossing the border to be rapidly expelled on the grounds of precautionary measures against the coronavirus. RSBN previously reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had announced that they would be ending Title 42 on May 23.

However, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit to fight the Biden administration on the termination of the policy in April. “Just filed my 26th suit vs Biden over his scrapping the Title 42 program, which effectively expelled many illegals,” he stated on Twitter.

On Friday, Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., celebrated the win for border security on Twitter. “The past sixteen months have been the best lesson ever for why we need a strong, Constitutional judiciary,” she said.

Further, the Arizona Senate Republican Leadership Team applauded the ruling to block the termination of Title 42 in an official statement. “A major victory for not only Arizona, but for national security in general, after a federal judge today temporarily blocked the Biden Administration’s disastrous attempt of ending Title 42 USC 265,” they stated.

The release additionally noted, “Had Title 42 been lifted as planned next Monday, we anticipated illegal immigration in Arizona would double. Thousands of migrants right now are waiting south of the border to cross into the U.S. illegally, many of whom are murderous criminals involved in human trafficking and drug smuggling.”

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