MASSIVE LOSS FOR THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION: As Over 20 States Are Filing Lawsuit Over “Self-Inflicted Calamity” Of Title 42 Rollback

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It was recently reported by Fox News that more states across the country are suing the Biden administration over the decision to rescind the Title 42 public health order, which allows swift removal of migrants due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A case was originally brought by Louisiana, Arizona and Missouri, but a new amended complaint filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Louisiana adds 18 more states as plaintiffs. 

“The Biden Administration’s border policies are a disaster for our country and the safety of our citizens.” said Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, whose state is one of the new additions to the case.

Moody called President Biden’s decision to lift Title 42 a “reckless” one.

“I will keep fighting every day to protect Floridians from his catastrophic leadership,” Moody said.

“I will keep fighting every day to protect Floridians from his catastrophic leadership,” Moody said.

“This suit challenges an imminent, man-made, self-inflicted calamity: the abrupt elimination of the only safety valve preventing this Administration’s disastrous border policies from devolving into unmitigated chaos and catastrophe,” the new complaint states.

The complaint notes that even a number of Democratic senators have opposed the administration’s decision to end Title 42 effective May 23, quoting Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who called it a “frightening decision.”

The complaint accuses the administration of violating the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) by failing to go through a necessary notice and comment period before making the change.

They also argue that the decision violated the APA by being arbitrary and capricious.

The lawsuit notes that while the decision to rescind Title 42 “is expressly premised on the ‘rapid[] decrease’ of COVID-19 cases,” the administration has not taken action in other areas that reflects this.

For example, the complaint notes that the mask mandate for air travel remains in effect, and vaccination mandates have not been repealed or relaxed.

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