UPDATED 9:04 AM PT – Friday, May 13, 2022
A federal judge will listen to arguments on whether the Biden administration can lift Title 42 immigration restrictions. US District Judge Robert Summerhays in Louisiana will hear the legal challenge from 21 states Friday as to whether the policy should be kept in place beyond the White House’s May 23 end date.
The Trump-appointed judge wrote last month that winding down restrictions before May 23 would inflict “unrecoverable costs on health care, law enforcement, detention, education and other services.”
Title 42 news: US Judge Robert Summerhays, appointed by President Trump in 2018, will hold a hearing on May 13 on a lawsuit filed by 21 GOP-led states seeking to block the termination of the Title 42 border expulsions.
The CDC is set to end the policy on May 23. pic.twitter.com/x4QowRfl72
— Camilo Montoya-Galvez (@camiloreports) April 20, 2022
GOP Rep. John Rose (R-Tenn.) commented on the matter while explaining how the administration’s push to repeal Title 42 left him feeling perplexed. He pointed out that President Joe Biden’s decision to lift pandemic restrictions at the US southern border is surprising as the President has repeatedly claimed the pandemic is not yet over.
“The American people got the message loud and clear: illegal immigrants first, Americans last,” stated the Tennessee lawmaker. “Two-point-four million illegal immigrants have been apprehended at the border since President Biden took office.”
When @POTUS rescinded Title 42, but appealed a judge's decision to end the mask mandate on public transit, Americans got the message loud & clear: illegal immigrants first, Americans last. pic.twitter.com/SoRE8chnTc
— John Rose (@RepJohnRose) May 11, 2022
Meanwhile, Texas has continued to bring the border crisis straight to Joe Biden’s doorstep. According to reports on Thursday, Governor Greg Abbott (R) has sent 32 buses of illegal aliens to Washington DC. Approximately 835 people have been dropped off since the first bus arrived last month. Governor Abbott said he has no plan of stopping the operation.
The reality of open borders.
Law enforcement and border patrol are overwhelmed. It will only get worse once Biden ends Title 42 later this month. https://t.co/fv1cYkvTdK
— Chuck Fleischmann (@RepChuck) May 12, 2022