The US Supreme Court postpones the end of Title 42 that allows the rapid deportation of undocumented immigrants


20 Dec 2022 03:08 GMT

From the White House they urge Congress to approve additional funding for border management and ensure that after the measure is repealed the border will not be open.

US Chief Justice John Roberts has decided temporarily block an order that would lift Title 42, a regulation that allows expel the undocumented under sanitary pretexts due to the spread of covid-19.

Roberts determined to postpone the repeal of the measure until further order and asked the federal government to respond no later than Tuesday afternoon, a few hours before this Wednesday they expire The restrictions of Title 42, which allows border agents to expel migrants quickly.

Before the Supreme Court order is issued, 19 states requested the postponement emergency to keep Title 42 in force, introduced in March 2020 during the Donald Trump Administration.

From the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) they assured that the public health order “will remain in effect at this time and that persons attempting to enter the United States illegally they will continue to be expelled to Mexico”. At the same time, they stressed that they will continue to make an effort to manage the border “in a safe, orderly and humane manner“once Title 42 is lifted.

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“We urge Congress to use this time to provide the funds that we have requested for border security and management and moving forward with the comprehensive migration measures that the president [Joe] Biden proposed on his first day in office,” reads the official statement.

The border is “not open”

For her part, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said in a press conference that the repeal “in a day or two” of Title 42 “does not mean the border is open“In this sense, he clarified that, after completing the survey, the US will be guided by Title 8, which is a regular measure that allows the application for asylum. “it would be wrong think the border is open. It is not open. Y I want to be very very clear about this“, the spokesperson reiterated.

In addition, Jean-Pierre noted that they have asked Congress to approve the allocation of additional funds to alleviate the situation on the nation’s southern border, while addressing Republicans who should support funding “instead of making political ploys as they have done for several months.”

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Fearing that the situation at the border could become uncontrollablethe conservative states argue that the lifting of Title 42 would cause a wave of immigrants in their states and would affect the services of order and public health, collects foxnews.

Among those who celebrated the decision of the constitutional judicial body is the governor of the state of Texas, Greg Abbott. “This helps prevent illegal immigration“, tweeted. Meanwhile, the Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, who this same day filed a request to stop the repeal of the rule in question, promised to continue along the same lines.

  • Part of US civil rights, public health, and welfare legislation, Title 42 gives the federal government the power to take emergency measures to prevent the spread of communicable diseases throughout the country. Before being invoked by Trump, It was only used in 1929 to prevent ships from China and the Philippines from entering US ports due to an outbreak of meningitis, review NBCNews.
  • The former Republican president resorted to the regulations with the stated goal to prevent the spread of covid-19, but also used it to expel migrants more quickly and not have to consider their asylum claims. Meanwhile, the Biden Administration has continued with the same policy, with which they have already been expelled more than 2 million people.

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