UNITED STATES—On Friday, May 20, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its intent to appeal the decision of the Biden Administration if they allow the Title 42, Stay in Mexico Policy to expire.
Following the decision, U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays, granted an injunction blocking the expiration. Title 42 was initiated by the Trump Administration at the onset of the Coronavirus to slow the spread of COVID-19 by keeping immigrants and asylum seekers in Mexico until they could be properly vetted.
“The CDC has now determined, in its expert opinion, that continued reliance on this authority is no longer warranted in light of the current public-health circumstances. That decision was a lawful exercise of the CDC’s authority,” the CDC stated.
Justice Department Statement on Ruling in Louisiana v. CDC https://t.co/hoZScd0x4W
— Sharon Stice (@SticeSstice) May 22, 2022
Texas Governor, Greg Abbott and other conservative leaders from some states have immigration officers overwhelmed with a massive influx of undocumented immigrants crossing the U.S. border from Mexico.
On Friday, May 20, Congressman Mike D. Rogers from Alabama posted on Facebook:
“Of the nearly quarter of a million migrants that crossed our border last month (a record high), nearly half were expelled via Title 42. Biden wants to undo Title 42 next week, ignoring Congress, border communities, and border patrol agents.”
Information obtained by CBS revealed that during the 2021 fiscal year over 12,000 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) re-entered the U.S. after being removed with their parents to wait in Mexico in accordance with Title 42.