A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Title 42 – a Trump-era order blocking asylum seekers at the US border.
Title 42 was used by President Trump in 2020 to expel migrants seeking asylum during the Covid pandemic.
Biden ordered Title 42 to be lifted on May 23, but a Trump appointed judge barred him from ending the Trump-era order earlier this year.
Judge Emmet Sullivan, a Clinton appointee on Tuesday blocked Title 42.
Tuesday’s injunction issued by Emmet Sullivan was in response to a request by the ACLU.
Over 2.5 million illegal aliens have already poured over the border since Joe Biden was installed in January 2021.
Ending Title 42 will only make things worse.
A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Title 42 – a controversial rule that’s allowed US authorities to expel more than 1 million migrants who crossed the US-Mexico border.
While the rule was drafted by the Trump administration during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Biden administration has relied heavily on it to manage the increase of migrants at the border.
District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington, DC, found the Title 42 order to be “arbitrary and capricious in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act.”
Prior to Title 42, all migrants arrested at the border were processed under immigration law. Thousands of migrants sent back to Mexico have been waiting along the border in shelters. Officials have previously raised concerns about what the end of Title 42 may portend, given limited resources and a high number of people trying to enter the country.
CNN reached out to the Department of Homeland Security for comment.
The injunction request came from the American Civil Liberties Union, along with other immigrant advocacy groups, involves all demographics, including single adults and families. Unaccompanied children were already exempt from the order.
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