The Fight to Keep Title 42 Immigration Restrictions in Place Is Over

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Joe Biden has run out of time for Title 42, which allowed the government to limit immigration at its borders. Oral arguments in the suit, which would have been decided by Spring, were canceled by the Supreme Court.

A number of GOP border state Republicans filed the lawsuit after the Biden administration tried to cancel Title 42 last Jan. The Supreme Court issued an injunction preventing Title 42 from being terminated until the court could examine the case. Title 42 will be canceled.

The GOP states won’t give up. They will sue to extend COVID-19’s emergency deadline beyond May 11. This is problematic considering Title 42 is an emergency measure. It would be difficult for the court to simply declare an emergency without an “emergency”.

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If Title 42 were to end, it would be in May. Officials predict that Title 42 will end in May, with as many as 14,000 encounters each day.

Republican states did not renew the order. The administration and the court have set a new time frame for the order’s expiration. This temporary measure was used by the Biden administration to stop mass migrations into the interior during a crisis.

Court records show that this policy was used for the expulsion of migrants from the southern border over 2.5 million times.

The new rules allow border patrols the ability to expel anyone but 30,000. Because it was only intended to protect a few people and not thousands of asylum seekers, it will be declared illegal.

RJ Hauman, head of government relations at the Federation for American Immigration Reform said that the plan was “one giant shell game.”

“They saw that the crisis was becoming a political liability, what was their solution?” Illegal parole abuse and processing of ports-of-entry via an app.

It doesn’t matter what you call it, there are many people in Central America and South America who may see the four country restrictions as an invitation to move north.