Lifting of Title 42 Blocked by Federal Judge

Program would have ended May 23.

A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked President Biden’s administration from ending the Title 42 public health order on May 23. Judge Robert Summerhays of the Western District of Louisiana granted the preliminary injunction on the administration’s plan to end the order on May 23. His action was in response to a lawsuit by two dozen states, led by Arizona, Louisiana, and Missouri.

The lawsuit claims the administration failed to estimate or account for the costs to the states. Judge Summerhays, in his order, said that the record supports the states’ position “that the Termination Order will result in increased border crossings and that, based on the government’s estimates, the increase may be as high as three-fold.” He also agreed with states that lifting Title 42 will increase costs on healthcare and education – and said the government did not dispute that claim.

“In sum, the Plaintiff States have demonstrated that the Termination Order will affect their ‘quasi-sovereign’ interests based on its impact on their healthcare systems and their interest in the health and welfare of their citizens,” he said.

The Justice Department is expected to appeal.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Judge Summerhays as he weighs immigration law against the administration’s policies.
  • That God’s purposes would be accomplished regarding U.S. border and immigration.

Sources: Fox News, CBS News, The Hill


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