A judge blocked the lifting of the Trump-era immigration policy, Title 42, last Friday, which was set to be lifted by the Biden administration this Monday.
The Texas Tribune has a full report on the legal ruling.
“District Judge Robert R. Summerhays, a Trump appointee in Lafayette, ruled that the Biden administration violated administrative law when it announced in April that it planned to halt Title 42, a health order aimed at preventing the spread of communicable diseases in the country, on Monday.”
According to the Tribune, there appears to be a long legal fight ahead as a result of the ruling.
“The ruling will most likely spark a monthslong legal battle. The U.S. Department of Justice quickly filed an appeal Friday with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and said it believes that the Biden administration’s decision to lift 42 was legal.”
The full report from the Tribune is worth reading as it delves into the recent history of Title 42.
Title 42 is a powerful measure that has been used to help stem the record of illegal immigrants streaming across our border.
For some context, the Tribune report states that the order has been used over 2 million times to expel illegal aliens.
As we recently blogged, April was a record breaking number in terms of border encounters.
In our blog we revealed that of the 37,636 border encounters in the San Diego Sector, 10,791 were removed under Title 42.
A recent survey by Politico-Harvard found that the usage of Title 42 to expel illegal aliens is supported by a 55% majority of Americans.
In a write-up of their survey, Politico also revealed strong support for the measure from immigration restrictionists and the GOP, with opposition from the left and Democrats.
“Among those who said they think there should be less immigration into the U.S., opposition to ending the order rose to 77 percent, while 72 percent of people who support more immigration think the order should end. Eighty-one percent of Republicans oppose ending Title 42, compared to just 36 percent of Democrats.”
This isn’t the end of the immigration crisis for California or the country, and this certainly isn’t the long term solution to the unfolding catastrophe at our border.
At the very least, this ruling should bring some much needed relief to border enforcement officials trying to stem the tide.