Supreme Courtroom places brakes on Title 42's expiration
The Supreme Courtroom on Monday briefly halted the expiration of Title 42, a Trump-era immigration coverage that enables border officers to show away asylum seekers resulting from issues about public well being.
Supreme Courtroom Chief Justice John Roberts granted an administrative keep to briefly pause the rollback, preserving Title 42 lively previous the preliminary expiration date of Dec. 21.
A federal choose had struck the immigration coverage down final month and set it on the trail towards expiration, however a bunch of 19 GOP state attorneys normal petitioned to let Title 42 stand as states grapple with immigration on the U.S.-Mexico border.
“Earlier in the present day, I filed a movement earlier than SCOTUS asking to halt the Biden’s scrapping of Title 42. Simply now, SCOTUS returned a call in our favor. The battle to maintain Title 42 in place continues,” stated Texas Lawyer Basic Ken Paxton on Twitter after the announcement.
The border metropolis of El Paso, Texas, declared a state of emergency as an inflow of migrants surged into shelters simply days forward of the anticipated Title 42 finish date.
“Texas and different states are insisting that the Courtroom go away Title 42 in place. Right this moment’s order is a step in that route. This helps forestall unlawful immigration,” wrote Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Twitter.