Judge Temporarily Blocks Biden’s Attempt To End Title 42
A federal judge just halted Biden’s plan to make the border crisis even worse.
Robert Summerhays, a federal judge appointed by President Donald Trump, temporarily halted Joe Biden’s attempt to end Title 42.
A federal judge on Friday blocked the Biden administration from ending the Title 42 public health order on May 23 — stopping the administration from a move that had seen significant Republican and Democratic opposition amid fears it would exacerbate the border crisis.
Judge Robert Summerhays, in the Western District of Louisiana, granted a preliminary injunction on the Biden administration’s plan to end the order on May 23. It was in response to a lawsuit by two dozen Republican states, led by Arizona, Louisiana and Missouri.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) had announced in April that the order, which has been used since March 2020 to expel a majority of migrants at the southern border due to the COVID-19 pandemic, would expire at the end of May.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich celebrated the ruling.
BREAKING: A federal judge just granted our request for a preliminary injunction to stop the Biden Administration from revoking Title 42.
Today's ruling is a significant win for the rule of law and for the safety of our communities. We will continue to fight for Arizonans. pic.twitter.com/olzv8VbLDp
— Mark Brnovich (@GeneralBrnovich) May 20, 2022