The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Title 42 will stay for a little while longer following a lengthy legal battle after the Biden administration attempted to remove the public health order earlier this year and last week.
Breaking: Title 42 remains in effect for now- ruled by Supreme Court 5-4. This means US can continue to expel illegal migrants based on public health per @ShannonBream— Matt Finn (@MattFinnFNC) December 27, 2022
BREAKING: The Supreme Court keeps the Trump-era Title 42 border policy in effect for now. The court says it will hear argument in February over whether red states can intervene in the litigation over the policy. The vote is 5-4, with Neil Gorsuch joining the three liberals.— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) December 27, 2022
Just in: The Supreme Court has GRANTED a request from GOP states to pause a lower court ruling against the Title 42 border expulsion policy. This means Title 42 stays in place for now.— Suzanne Monyak (@SuzanneMonyak) December 27, 2022
High court also agreed to take up the case to consider if the states may intervene here. pic.twitter.com/lrgFzc8YQc
BREAKING: SCOTUS rules Title 42 must remain in place at the border while legal challenges play out. @FoxNews— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) December 27, 2022
However, it continues to be used less and less due to diplomacy, as there are certain nationalities that MX won’t take back & home countries won’t accept repatriation.
Title 42 allows Border Patrol to quickly expel illegal immigrants to prevent transmission of COVID-19 among themsleves and to agents while being processed. Republicans at the state and federal level said it was necessary to keep Title 42 in place so law enforcement can turn away people amid record-breaking records for illegal crossings. Immigration advocates said the order violates people's rights to claim asylum and it does not secure the border since no punishments attached to the expulsions means they can cross multiple times.
Title 42 is one of the last border policies carried over from the Trump administration. Once he got into office, President Joe Biden followed through or tried to make good on his campaign promises to make the border less secured, such as halting construction on the border wall, getting rid of the Migrant Protection Protocols, and stopping all deportations during his first 100 days.
Despite Title 42 being in place during the entirety of the Biden administration, there has still been an historic increase in illegal crossings. The border town of El Paso, Texas has been hit hard in recent weeks as that area has become the latest popular spot for illegal immigrants, causing tremendous strain on city resources. Hundreds of both processed and released migrants and people who avoided apprehension from Border Patrol have been sleeping in below freezing temperatures since shelters and churches have no space.
The migrant homeless situation on the streets of El Paso has gotten worse as the encampments have grown in size since last week, all the while the status of Title 42 is still up in the air. The temps are expected to drop to the 30's tonight —> https://t.co/zDyeRFsnRm pic.twitter.com/cZwjhE0YQq— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) December 21, 2022