(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Title 42, a rule drafted by the Trump administration that allowed United States authorities to expel more than 1 million migrants who crossed the US-Mexico border, in a decision that was praised by illegal immigrants and open borders activists.
“Title 42 allows the U.S. to immediately expel migrants on the basis of public health. It has been used millions of times under both Trump & Biden. T42 is gone, for now.”
District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington, D.C., ruled that Title 42 is “arbitrary and capricious in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act,” CNN reported.
Before Title 42 was passed, all illegal immigrants who were arrested at the border were processed under immigration law. Those immigrants who were sent back to Mexico remained in the shelters on the Mexican side of the border, hoping to break the law again.
Officials were concerned about what would happen if Title 42 would be blocked since the resources are limited and so many people want to cross the border illegally.
Already hearing from multiple Border Patrol sources that they will be expecting a significant surge/rush of migrants at the border once word gets around about this order, on top of numbers that are already at all times highs even with Title 42 in place.
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) November 15, 2022
Sullivan criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which issued Title 42, for ignoring the potential harm that the policy could cause, not considering alternative options and not reexamining the decision after the COVID vaccines became more available to the people.
“Title 42 was never about public health, and this ruling finally ends the charade of using Title 42 to bar desperate asylum seekers from even getting a hearing,” American Civil Liberties Union attorney Lee Gelernt, who argued the case, said in his statement.
“The injunction request came from the ACLU, along with other immigrant advocacy groups, and involves all demographics, including single adults and families. Unaccompanied children were already exempt from the order,” CNN added.