Trump-appointed judge says US must continue to expel migrants under public health law

A federal judge in Louisiana has issued a decision barring the Biden administration from reversing a Trump-era policy that allowed border patrol agents to turn away asylum seekers along the U.S.-Mexico border without fulfilling their entitlements under the obligations of the U.S Check US contract.

Judge Robert Summerhays on Friday granted a motion by 24 Republican-led states to block the Centers for Disease Control from ending the use of a public health agency known as Title 42 for its section of the U.S. Code, which falls under the former President Donald Trump enacted the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Under Title 42, the CDC can block migrants from entering the United States on public health grounds. The Biden administration was scheduled to phase out the CDC’s use of Title 42 Monday, but Judge Summerhays’ decision forces immigration officials to continue to act under the Trump-era order.

Mr. Trump’s March 2020 order to use Title 42 to largely close the US-Mexico border to asylum seekers was framed at the time as a way to prevent Covid-19 from entering the United States, though many Public health experts say the policy has had little effect on the spread of the coronavirus in the US.

But advisers to Mr Trump, including Stephen Miller – the former president’s senior political adviser – reportedly urged him to order the CDC to apply Title 42 anyway, as it would allow the Trump administration to restrict the entry of non-white asylum seekers into ports by severely restricting entry along the US-Mexico border.

Although the US is a party to international treaties guaranteeing the right to asylum, Mr Trump and his allies frequently allege that most people entering the US seeking asylum along the southern border do so fraudulently and use them as characterize “illegal immigrants” because many apply for asylum by searching for border officials between normal ports of entry.

The ruling is the latest in a string of victories by litigants — often GOP attorneys general — who have chosen to file lawsuits in district courts with large numbers of judges benched by Mr. Trump with the aim of smothering Biden – bring administration to its knees ability to enact its own immigration policy.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Independent. Trump-appointed judge says US must continue to expel migrants under public health law

Bobby Allyn

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