Court ruling on Title 42 keeps porous border from getting worse

Court ruling on Title 42 keeps porous border from getting worse

Court ruling on Title 42 keeps porous border from getting worse

A frequent critic of President Biden’s open-border policy is praising a court ruling but is also pointing out the U.S.-Mexico border remains wide open.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court walloped the Biden administration with a ruling that keeps Title 42 restrictions for asylum seekers in place indefinitely. The ruling this week turned down an appeal from Biden to drop the policy and instead the high court extended a temporary stay imposed by Chief Justice John Roberts days earlier.

The case is currently scheduled for oral arguments in February, with a court decision to follow months later, hence the court stay is being described as indefinite much to the frustration of open-border Democrats who openly embrace the never-ending flood of illegals. 

Biden happily rolled back numerous immigration policies imposed by Donald Trump, and Title 42 was among those targeted, too. To date, thanks to the COVID-related policy, U.S. officials have expelled asylum seekers inside the United States 2.5 million times and turned away most people who requested asylum at the border on grounds of preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Mehlman, Ira (Federation for American Immigration Reform) Mehlman

The policy, which was enacted March 2020, comes from the 1944 Public Health Services Act.  

Ira Mehlman, of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, tells AFN the good news is the stay announced this week prevents a “full-blown catastrophe” at the U.S.-Mexico border.

“But it still doesn't solve the problem,” he adds. “The November numbers indicated that more than a quarter of a million people crossed the border illegally in just that one month alone.”

Bauer, Gary (American Values) Bauer

In an AFR interview, conservative activist Gary Bauer made a similar observation this week about Title 42 and the porous border.

“We already have 16,000 people crossing into the country, I think, in the last weekend with Title 42 still being in place,” he said. So the loss of Title 42 would make a bad situation worse, he further said, but that situation is a “disaster” with no end in sight.