Louisiana Judge Robert Summerhays has granted a preliminary injunction on the Biden Administration’s plan to end Title 42 —the Trump-era public health order which allows for the quick expulsion of large groups of migrants at the southern border.
The order, which has been in place since March 2020, was set to expire at the end of the month.
“Today’s ruling is a significant win as Title 42 is one of the few policies that is actually working,” said Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “I’m grateful to the court for upholding the rule of law and helping maintain some level of sanity as we continue to battle the Biden-made border crisis.”
The Department of Justice immediately announced its plans to appeal.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invoked its authority under Title 42due to the unprecedented public-health dangers caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. CDC has now determined, in its expert opinion, that continued reliance on this authority is no longer warranted in light of the current public-health circumstances. That decision was a lawful exercise of CDC’s authority,” a spokesperson for the Department of Justice said.
New White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre offered a statement as well.
“The Administration disagrees with the court’s ruling, and the Department of Justice has announced that it will appeal this decision. The authority to set public health policy nationally should rest with the Centers for Disease Control, not with a single district court,” Jean-Pierre said.
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