Migrants caught crossing the US-Mexico border are loaded into a transport van by US Border Patrol agents in Sunland Park, New Mexico on July 22, 2021. (Photo by PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images)
UPDATED 9:04 AM PT – Friday, May 13, 2022
A federal judge will listen to arguments on whether the Biden administration can lift Title 42 immigration restrictions. US District Judge Robert Summerhays in Louisiana will hear the legal challenge from 21 states Friday as to whether the policy should be kept in place beyond the White House’s May 23 end date.
The Trump-appointed judge wrote last month that winding down restrictions before May 23 would inflict “unrecoverable costs on health care, law enforcement, detention, education and other services.”
GOP Rep. John Rose (R-Tenn.) commented on the matter while explaining how the administration’s push to repeal Title 42 left him feeling perplexed. He pointed out that President Joe Biden’s decision to lift pandemic restrictions at the US southern border is surprising as the President has repeatedly claimed the pandemic is not yet over.
“The American people got the message loud and clear: illegal immigrants first, Americans last,” stated the Tennessee lawmaker. “Two-point-four million illegal immigrants have been apprehended at the border since President Biden took office.”
Meanwhile, Texas has continued to bring the border crisis straight to Joe Biden’s doorstep. According to reports on Thursday, Governor Greg Abbott (R) has sent 32 buses of illegal aliens to Washington DC. Approximately 835 people have been dropped off since the first bus arrived last month. Governor Abbott said he has no plan of stopping the operation.