Supreme Court Rides to the Rescue – Watch
The United States Supreme Court has come to the rescue at least for the time being. They have issued a stay on a lower court’s ruling to keep Title 42 in place just before it was to be lifted on Wednesday. The Biden Administration has until 5 p.m. on Tuesday to respond to the Court’s decision.
Supreme Court chief justice John Roberts put the temporary hold on dissolving of Title 42, and he is the one who asked for a response from President Biden by tomorrow.
Shannon Bream, a legal corespondent from Fox News, said that is this decision from the High Court was purely administrative at this point and not given on the merits of the case.
Title 42 was instituted by the Trump administration as a public health order that has been in place since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. It allowed Border Patrol agents to expel illegal immigrants more quickly to prevent the transmission of the virus in holding facilities.
The Biden Administration was effectively prevented from removing Title 42 previous at the last minute in May of this year. The lawsuit then was brought by Republicans.
If Title 42 is allowed to be removed, it is estimated that there will be up to 18,000 illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border a day.
But immigration advocates whined that it violates people’s rights to claim asylum.
“Texas and other states are insisting that the Court leave Title 42 in place.Today’s order is a step in that direction.This helps prevent illegal immigration,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted in reaction to the news.
There are thousands of immigrants that have been amassing at the southern border and even more at the border between Mexico and Guatemala.
The Mayor of El Paso has already declared a state of emergency in his city because of the masses threatening to enter there.
Let’s hope the Biden Administration responds with sensibility for a change.
NOW: Supreme Court chief justice John Roberts puts temporary hold on dissolving of Title 42, asks for response from Biden administration by tomorrow at 5 p.m. pic.twitter.com/DfHWRyPlnY
— Kaelan Deese (@KaelanDC) December 19, 2022
BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts has HALTED the lifting of Title 42 for now.
Texas and other states are insisting that the Court leave Title 42 in place.
Today's order is a step in that direction.
This helps prevent illegal immigration.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) December 19, 2022