Rich Welsh| The Biden administration was poised to release waves of illegal aliens into our country once Title 42was lifted. I have said that removing Title 42 is the right thing to do because the threat of COVID is no longer a big deal here, but the Biden administration is just going to use the removal of the Trump era protection for Americans as a means to release as many illegal aliens into the interior of the US. And the administration has admitted that the removal of Title 42 will bring massive numbers of illegals to overwhelm our southern border even more than it already is. So then why do it at this time? Some speculate it’s because midterm elections are coming and the Democrats may be counting on a lot of illegals voting in November.
The policy was put in place to block illegal aliens who may have COVID from coming into the country, and the government was allowed to expel them immediately to protect the health of the American people.
Well, relief has come for the country that Joe Biden has demonstrated he doesn’t care about. A federal judge has temporarily barred the Biden administration from ending Title 42 on May 23.
Hopefully, this ruling will delay the invasion that Homeland Security told us would come once the policy was revoked. It is a huge win for the three states that brought the lawsuit earlier this month, that 18 more states have joined.
On Monday, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt took to social media and tweeted, “In a lawsuit originally filed by Missouri, Louisiana, and Arizona, our Office just obtained a temporary restraining order to keep Title 42 in place. This is a huge victory for border security, but the fight continues on.”
In a statement, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said, “We applaud the court for approving our request for a temporary restraining order to keep Title 42 in place. The Biden administration cannot continue in flagrant disregard for existing law and required administrative procedures.”
Twenty-one states are against it and have given rational arguments for their position, but the radical Biden administration was going to move forward with it, anyway.
US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana is where the lawsuit was filed. On Monday, Judge Robert Summerhays ruled on a temporary restraining order and urged the DOJ and the states that sued to work out the details of the policy.
The Trump administration started the policy in March 2020 and in it, US border patrol agents were mandated to turn illegal border crossers away immediately once they were caught on US soil. It also stopped migrants who were asking for asylum at legal ports of entry dead in their tracks. In most cases, asylum requests were bogus because there are no wars in their country or origin and they are not being persecuted by their government for reasons that would declare them as refugees. The request for asylum was a legal trick lawyers advise to migrants to say in case they get caught crossing the border illegally.
The policy was initially set for 60 days but was renewed over the last two years. Nearly 2 million illegals were turned away via the use of the policy. That’s about how many illegals the Biden administration has allowed into the country since Joe Biden’s inauguration.
The whole thing is a game for Democrats. In court documents filed on April 22, DHS admitted that is “has begun in recent weeks to increase the use of expedited removal for some single adults eligible for removal who would otherwise be expelled pursuant to Title 42.” Any other administration and you would think that was a good thing, but the radical leftist Biden administration did this because under “expedited removal procedures” illegal migrants are allowed to claim asylum just to avoid being removed from the country.
The lawsuit was filed after the Biden administration made an announcement in early April that it was going to lift the policy after 14 months of flack from immigration advocates (make that illegalimmigration advocates) who argued that the rule unfairly punishes people who seek asylum. Well, given that a high number of asylum requests would be thrown out without government manipulation of the law, they are not refugees. And since when does the US government cave to advocates of foreigners?
Politicians from both parties have argued that removing Title 42 will act as a magnet for more people to attempt to cross our southern border illegally and make the crisis at the border even worse than it has become since Joe Biden caused it at the beginning of his presidency.
“This suit challenges an imminent, man-made, self-inflicted calamity: the abrupt elimination of the only safety valve preventing this Administration’s disastrous border policies from devolving into an unmitigated chaos and catastrophe,” the complaint states.