(Joshua Paladino, Headline USA) The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked the Biden administration from ending Title 42, a Trump-era health order that empowers Border Patrol to quickly return illegal aliens back to Mexico.
BREAKING: We just got a stay from the US Supreme Court to stop the Biden administration from rescinding Title 42.
Our office led the charge to stop Joe Biden from rescinding Title 42. The safety of American families is NOT expendable to political expediency.
— Mark Brnovich (@GeneralBrnovich) December 27, 2022
In a 5-4 decision, in which Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the three Democrat appointees in dissent, the high court ordered that the Biden administration must keep Title 42 in place until a final ruling can be made this summer.
Gorsuch said the Supreme Court should have let Title 42 lapse while it hears the case because the COVID-19 scare that caused former President Donald Trump to invoke the health order “has long since lapsed.”
“For my part, I do not discount the States’ concerns,” Gorsuch wrote. “But the current border crisis is not a COVID crisis. And courts should not be in the business of perpetuating administrative edicts designed for one emergency only because elected officials have failed to address a different emergency. We are a court of law, not policymakers of last resort.”
Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson signed onto Gorsuch’s dissent.
I’m glad the Supreme Court has temporarily kept Title 42 in place. But securing the border is a core responsibility of the Biden administration—not of the Supreme Court.
— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) December 21, 2022
We shouldn’t have to rely on Title 42 to keep illegals out of our country.
We have laws on the books that are simply being ignored because the Biden Regime wants chaos at our Southern Border.
ALL of the border chaos is deliberate.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) December 21, 2022
Two different camps in Reynosa, Mexico, had at least 1,300 and 3,000 people in them who planned to illegally cross the border. They have come from around the world, including from Haiti as well as Central and South America.
Border Patrol has built a tent larger than a football field to house the flood of illegal immigration expected after Title 42 ends https://t.co/dKCzIF2giv
— Not the Bee (@Not_the_Bee) December 27, 2022
This tent facility is under construction in El Paso, meant to serve as a second migrant processing center when title 42 expires. pic.twitter.com/wbIkcmHiF9
— Nidia (@NidiaCavazosTV) December 27, 2022
At the Central Processing Center in El Paso, Border Patrol expected at least 5,000 illegal aliens to come into the city every day, a surge that would have overrun the facility.
“As we know, CPC, central processing center, has a capacity of 1,400. We know that their breaking point is 5,000,” El Paso Deputy City Manager Mario D’Agostino said on Friday. “With this surge, they know that they will not be able to hold it.”
Despite El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser’s warning that the city’s crisis would “get worse,” the Biden administration planned to end Title 42 and watch southern border cities collapse.