Federal Judge Blocks Biden Administration From Lifting Title 42

Headline Roundup May 21st, 2022

A federal judge on Friday blocked the Biden administration from lifting Title 42, the controversial pandemic-era border policy that authorizes Border Patrol officials to turn back migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border from asking for asylum. 

The Biden administration announced plans to end the law in late March, citing guidance from the CDC that found the border policy is "no longer warranted in light of the current public-health circumstances." Judge Robert Summerhays has ruled that the public health association didn't seek comment from the public or consider the burden of healthcare costs that would assumably be placed on border states if more migrants tested positive for COVD-19. Border Patrol agents encountered 234,000 migrants in April that were attempting to cross the border, according to recent data from DHS.

Left-rated outlets were more likely to emphasize that "the controversial Trump-era border policy" blocked immigrants' chance from "making their cases" and cited human rights advocates who have found migrants often face abuse when they return to their home countries. Conversely, some right-rated outlets emphasized that the Biden administration would've "violated federal rules" by scrapping the border policy, which would "lead to a flood of immigration that the administration is not equipped to handle."

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A federal judge on Friday blocked the Biden administration from ending Title 42, a Trump-era border policy, days before it was scheduled to lapse.

U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays of the Western District of Louisiana granted a request for a preliminary injunction made by the attorneys general of over 20 states on Friday, according to Fox News. The attorneys general sued the federal government over its plans to end Title 42, claiming the Biden administration had violated federal rules in killing the health policy.

Title 42 is a health policy that...

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A federal judge in Louisiana has for now blocked the Biden administration from ending a Trump-era pandemic restriction, known as Title 42, at the US-Mexico border, thwarting plans to terminate the controversial public health authority.

Since taking office, President Joe Biden’s administration has continued to rely on Title 42, a public health authority invoked at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic that allows border officials to turn migrants away at the US-Mexico border.

In early April, though, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced plans to terminate the order. The...

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A federal judge in Louisiana has blocked the Biden administration from ending Title 42, a controversial pandemic-era border policy that prevents migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border from asking for asylum.

U.S. District Judge Robert R. Summerhays of the Western District of Louisiana issued an injunction on Friday against the Biden administration, after signaling at a hearing last week that he was inclined to take the step. Judge Summerhays, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, had previously issued a temporary restraining order to prevent the federal government from preparing to phase...

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