BREAKING NEWS: The Biden Administration Is Looking To Terminate Trump-Era Immigration Policy Named “Title 42”
On Tuesday, the Biden administration informed the Supreme Court that they will be ending the Title 42 measure, which was implemented by the Trump administration.
Title 42 is an act that empowers border officials to deport illegal immigrants because of the crisis related to massively increasing illegal border crossings.
According to the report by CNN, the Solicitor General of the U.S., Elizabeth Prelogar, filed a petition to the High Court, which is considering a lawsuit against the Title 42 policy.
The petitioners said that in May after the COVID-19 public emergency ends, the White House will be lifting Title 42.
In March 2020, the Title 42 act was imposed to counter COVID-19 across the border during Trump’s presidency. It also gave the authority to border agents to deport thousands of illegal migrants.
However, in December last year, the White House Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, revealed the White House’s will to lift Title 42 as it met several legal challenges in courts.
“Title 42 is a public health measure, not an immigration enforcement measure, and it should not be extended indefinitely.”
GOP members condemned the White House’s decision because of the rapidly increasing border crossings.
The GOP Attorney General from Arizona, Mark Brnovich, stated:
“Getting rid of Title 42 will recklessly and needlessly endanger more Americans and migrants by exacerbating the catastrophe that is occurring at our southern border. Unlawful crossings are estimated to surge from 7,000 per day to as many as 18,000.”
The Republican Rep. from California, Mike Garcia, blamed Biden and his administration for their false statement according to which the removal of the COVID-19 public health emergency does not need the ending of Title 42 act.
“Title 42 should remain in place as it’s the only backstop to an open border. We must keep this policy in place and work to strengthen border security.”