Court leaves immigration restrictions temporarily in place

December 27, 2022


The U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 Tuesday to temporarily keep immigration restrictions, Title 42, in place while the justices weigh the issues. The justices will hear arguments on Title 42 in the future.

The Biden administration had planed to end the Trump-era policy that allows the government to expel migrants without an opportunity for them to first seek asylum. Title 42 was put into place as a temporarily measure because of issues with the pandemic.

Officials from 19 states challenged a district court ruling to vacate Title 42, arguing the Biden administration had failed to adequately address the immigration crisis.

On the other side, supporters of vacating Title 42 argued it is an inhumane policy that harms migrants by denying them an opportunity to seek asylum.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Brett M. Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett composed the majority.

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If the pandemic is over and Title 42 goes away, this may set precedent and several Governors may have their emergency powers stripped.


Title 42 addressed a health threat to the county, anyone who does not believe that letting millions of individuals who have no medical examinations is not a health threat should consider, diseases that have long been eliminated in the US may be being brought back into our population by those entering the country illegally.

Excellent point, Mitch C, because the federal government is supposed to protect our citizens against enemies, foreign or domestic. And harbingers of diseases are a threat to our citizens.

I don’t blame the court for having nothing to do with policy changes that have the appearance of supporting the consequences of elder abuse.