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According to a report from Fox News, the Biden Administration will comply with a court order blocking the lifting of the Title 42 border policy. The Trump-era health policy has been used to quickly deport more than one million migrants.
“A Louisiana district court judge has announced plans to block such a move until Biden negotiates a deal with Republican border states,” Fox reports. “A senior administration official said the White House plans to comply with that order Tuesday, according to Politico.”
“If and when the court issues the TRO [temporary restraining order] the department is planning to comply with that order,” the official said, going on to complain about the decision. “It really makes no sense to us that the plaintiffs would demand, and the court would order, that [Department of Homeland Security] be stopped in its use in expedited removal, which is going to prevent us from adequately preparing for the aggressive applications for immigration law when public health expires.”
The Department of Homeland Security released a plan earlier this month to deal with the post-Title 42 migrant surge —but many members of congress felt the measures were inadequate and sounded the alarm bell.
“The administration hasn’t even prepared, and they don’t have a plan for what to expect. Forget about the unexpected part, I’m just asking for the first part of this,” Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) told Fox News Digital at the time. “We know what the situation on the ground is going to be. Let’s come up with a detailed plan and put it in place – and I just haven’t seen that.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection estimated that lifting Title 42 could result in 18,000 migrant encounters a day.
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) shared his thoughts on the border crisis and Title 42.
“This is not a time to play politics. I know it’s a political season, but we truly have a crisis on our hands. The border is a crisis, and we’ve got to address that. […] We have to secure our borders. Our borders are not secure.”
Sen. Joe Manchin on Title 42: “This is not a time to play politics. I know it’s a political season, but we truly have a crisis on our hands. The border is a crisis, and we’ve got to address that. […] We have to secure our borders. Our borders are not secure.” pic.twitter.com/3IIue57wTA
— The Hill (@thehill) April 27, 2022
Biden admin to comply with court order blocking removal of Title 42 border restrictionshttps://t.co/I3a0IEh9vq
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 27, 2022