by Ben Whedon
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that a COVID-19 era immigration order remain in place.
Title 42 is an order allowing border authorities to swiftly deport migrants if they hail from a country known to host a communicable disease such as COVID-19. Border officials have deported an estimated 2.5 million migrants under the order since its implementation. Many detractors of the Biden administration’s approach fear that its end could prompt an even greater surge.
Border state officials celebrated the court’s intervention. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, in a Tuesday tweet, said “Today, SCOTUS handed Texas and the USA a huge victory by allowing Title 42 to remain in place after Biden illegally tried to terminate this critical policy.”
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, meanwhile, stated that his office had “led the charge to stop Joe Biden from rescinding Title 42,” adding “[t]he safety of American families is NOT expendable to political expediency.”
“Our office has been proud to lead the charge on this important issue,” he said in a separate press release. “It’s disappointing the Biden administration is willing to sacrifice the safety of American families for political purposes.”
Chief Justice John Roberts, last week, issued an order temporarily delaying the halt of the order pending the issuance of longer-term decision from the court.
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Ben Whedon is the night editor for the Just the News. He came to the company from Breitbart News and is a graduate of Washington and Lee University.
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