Trump-Appointed Judge to Block Biden from Ending Title 42 at Southern Border

“This temporary restraining order is expected to keep Title 42 in place until further court proceedings,” said Missouri’s attorney general.

QUICK FACTS:
  • A federal judge in Louisiana who was appointed by President Donald J. Trump is expected to stop Joe Biden from ending the Title 42 public health authority at the United States-Mexico border, Breitbart reports.
  • Title 42, set to expire next month, is a public health order that allows the federal government to quickly expel migrants.
  • Biden officials have admitted that Without Title 42 up to half a million border crossers and illegal aliens could arrive at the border each month.
  • Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a lawsuit asserting that ending Title 42 will place an excessive burden on their states and that the Biden administration violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) in response to the CDC’s announcement early this month to end the rule.
  • On Monday, Judge Robert R. Summerhays granted a temporary restraining order, a move that will likely block Biden from ending Title 42 while the case makes its way through federal court.
  • “Fortunately, today a judge has granted our request to halt this enormous threat to our national security,” AG Landry said. “We will continue to ensure that citizenship means something and that those in this country illegally are not conferred greater rights than our citizens.”
WHAT MISSOURI AG SCHMITT SAID:

“Today, the Court announced its intention to grant a temporary restraining order in Missouri, Louisiana, and Arizona’s lawsuit against the Biden Administration over their planned suspension of Title 42,” said Schmitt. “This temporary restraining order is expected to keep Title 42 in place until further court proceedings, a critical win for border security and the rule of law. My Office will continue to fight to secure the border and protect Missourians.”

BACKGROUND:
  • In Tijuana, Mexico, up to 6,000 foreign nationals are waiting to rush the border when Title 42 ends.
  • Customs and Border Protection encountered its third-highest number of migrants ever entering the U.S. in March, also a 22-year high, as the agency encountered 221,303 migrants along the southwest border that month, federal court filings showed.
  • A recent Department of Homeland Security report shows Biden has knowingly released 756,000 migrants encountered at the border, another 146,000 illegal youths to guardians inside the United States, and an estimated 620,000 “got-aways.”
  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced on April 1 that it would terminate Title 42—first issued by Trump in 2020—on May 23, saying that the order “suspending the right to introduce migrants into the United States is no longer necessary” due to “an increased availability of tools to fight COVID-19.”