• Federal judge blocks Biden admin from ending Title 42 border expulsions

    From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Sat May 21 08:12:28 2022
    By Adam Shaw
    Published May 20, 2022

    A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked the Biden administration
    from ending the Title 42 public health order on May 23 -- stopping the administration from a move that had seen significant Republican and
    Democratic opposition amid fears it would exacerbate the border crisis.

    Judge Robert Summerhays, in the Western District of Louisiana, granted
    a preliminary injunction on the Biden administration’s plan to end the
    order on May 23. It was in response to a lawsuit by two dozen
    Republican states, led by Arizona, Louisiana and Missouri.

    "Today’s ruling is a significant win as Title 42 is one of the few
    policies that is actually working," said Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. "I’m grateful to the court for upholding the rule of law and helping maintain some level of sanity as we continue to battle the
    Biden-made border crisis."


    "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 an unmitigated catastrophe," the complaint read.

    Summerhays, in his order, said that the record supports the states'
    position "that the Termination Order will result in increased border
    crossings and that, based on the government's estimates, the increase
    may be as high as three-fold." He also agreed with states that lifting
    Title 42 will increase costs on healthcare and education – and said the government did not dispute that claim.

    "In sum, the Plaintiff States have demonstrated that the Termination
    Order will affect their ‘quasi-sovereign’ interests based on its impact
    on their healthcare systems and their interest in the health and
    welfare of their citizens," he said.

    The judge also agreed with the states that the lifting of Title 42 was
    subject to the APA, and that the government did not overcome "the
    presumption of reviewability under the APA."


    I posted an article the other day about the White House warning of a 100 million new cases of the virus this Fall.

    So why does Biden want to lift the Title 42 public health order?

    It makes me wonder if there is one person in the US that thinks Biden
    is doing the right thing.

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