On February 16, the Biden administration demanded that it do this. Supreme Court The highly anticipated arguments about the fate of the pandemic-era were canceled Title 42 policy that allows rapid expulsion of migrants who are not allowed to cross the border.
Oral arguments in Arizona. v. Mayorkas had been set for March 1. The new one-sentence entry on the court’s docket says the case is “removed from … the argument calendar,” Without explanation, or any indication as to how the justices voted in the matter.
President Joe Biden’s Office of Management and Budget said on Jan. 30 that it would extend the soon-to-expire emergencies to May 11 “and then end both emergencies on that date.” Trump’s administration declared the current national emergency, and public health emergency, almost three years before.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an emergency order in Title 42 of the U.S. Code, March 2020 regarding persons who had recently been in a country with a communicable illness. This order allowed the government quickly to return individuals who had illegally crossed the border into Mexico without having to hold a hearing. This policy has resulted in the expulsion of more than 2,000,000 individuals.
After Biden took office in January 2021 as president, the Biden administration continued to enforce Title 42. However, on April 1, 2022 the new administration stated that it would stop enforcing Title 42 by May 23, 2022. The order was not canceled by courts and it continued to be in force at the border.
Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Title 42 illegal and blocked it. He found that the government had failed show that suspending normal a href=”https://www.theepochtimes.com/t-immigration”>immigration The laws were justified.
Chief Justice John Roberts granted a temporary stop to the Biden administration dropping Title 42 after he received an emergency request from Republican attorneys general in 19 states. These were led by Arizona, Louisiana, and Louisiana. On Dec. 27, 2022, the full Supreme Court extended the stay, voting 5–4 to issue an emergency order allowing the program to continue.
The Biden administration had asked the Supreme Court on Feb. 7 to dismiss 19 states’ challenge to the cancellation of the Title 42 policy. The administration argued that it would not be necessary to resolve the public health emergency of May 11.
The Supreme Court’s new order did not specify if the Dec. 27, 2022 stay that prevented Title 42 from being withdrawn was lifted.
Christopher J. Hajec (director of litigation, Immigration Reform Law Institute) submitted a friend-of the-court brief supporting the states who favored extending Title 42. He suggested it was unclear if they consider the appeal finished.
“Perhaps they are waiting to see if the emergency actually ends on May 11,” Hajec sent an email to The Epoch Times.
Humanitarian groups and open-borders argue that the Title 42 policy stops people fleeing persecution or violence in their homelands from obtaining legal due processes when they arrive in the United States. However, the states claim that removing the policy would cause more immigration problems at the already overburdened border stations.
The states had earlier told the high court they would not uphold the policy. “will cause a crisis of unprecedented proportions at the border” And that “daily illegal crossings may more than double.”
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