On Tuesday a Federal court struck down Title 42, which was slated to be used to expel migrants in the US.
The motion to prohibit the implementation of Title 42 was brought by immigrant advocacy organizations and the American Civil Liberties Union, which stated that the program violates U.S. asylum law by preventing the individuals in question from claiming asylum. Senior District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in Washington, D.C., ruled that the policy’s application violated the Administrative Procedure Act by being “arbitrary and capricious.”
Sullivan was appointed by the Clinton administration. Prior to 2020, Sullivan exempted unaccompanied minors from the rule.
Title 42 is a designation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A number of congressional Democrats have exerted pressure on the Biden administration to rescind the policy, while others have urged the administration to implement a complete policy before doing so.
In May, a federal court in Louisiana prevented the Biden administration from temporarily stopping Title 42.
In April, twenty-four states, including Arizona, Louisiana, and Missouri, filed a lawsuit to preserve Title 42. Several of the states claimed that the influx of immigrants will raise their expenditures on education, health care, and law enforcement.
Department of Homeland Security of the United States did not reply to a request for comment.