A U.S. District Court in Louisiana has issued an injunction filed by a handful of states led by Arizona and its Attorney General Mark Brnovich to pause the rollback and maintain the policy called the Title 42 Authority.
The decision came Monday, about a month before Title 42 was due to end on May 23.
SEE MORE: What is Title 42? How will it affect the US-Mexico border?
Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control deemed it no longer necessary to maintain the health order, citing current public health conditions and the availability of tools to combat COVID-19.
The policy went into effect in March 2020 under President Donald Trump. Since then, migrants attempting to enter the US have been turned away more than 1.7 million times.
Brnovich was enthusiastic immediately after the decision.
“The Biden administration cannot proceed in flagrant disregard for existing laws and required administrative procedures,” Brnovich said in a statement.
The White House has not yet commented on the pause in the rollback.
The next hearing is scheduled for May 13th.
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