A judge with the Western District of Louisiana Court temporarily blocked the Biden administration from ending title 42 on May 23. The courts upheld Title 42 on March 4. The Biden Administration’s CDC officially scrapped it on March 12. Both Republicans and some Democrats are concerned that lifting it would bring a flood of illegal immigrants into the United States. A hearing is set for May 13, which will determine whether Title 42 can be lifted on May 23.
BREAKING NEWS: In a lawsuit originally filed by Missouri, Louisiana, and Arizona, our Office just obtained a temporary restraining order to keep Title 42 in place. This is a huge victory for border security, but the fight continues on.
— Attorney General Eric Schmitt (@AGEricSchmitt) April 25, 2022
Court temporarily blocked lifting of Title 42
After Arizona, Louisiana and Missouri sued the Biden administration over lifting Title 42, 18 other states joined the lawsuit : (Arizona, Louisiana, Missouri) – Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming. The Department of Homeland security expected up to 18,000 illegals per day to come to the border if Title 42 was lifted.
Judge Robert Summerhays, a Trump appointee, notified the states that he would issue a temporary restraining order against the Biden administration. As the court temporarily blocked the administation’s plans, the judge said, “The parties will confer regarding the specific terms to be contained in the Temporary Restraining Order and attempt to reach agreement.”