Three GOP-led states sue to stop Biden administration from ending Title 42 border policy

The following is an excerpt from Just The News.

Three Republican-led states Monday announced they have filed a suit to prevent the Biden administration from lifting the Trump-era, public health order known as Title 42 to has allow to keep illegal migrants and others out of the U.S. during the pandemic.

Attorneys general in Arizona, Louisiana, and Missouri filed the suit in U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana  Lafayette Division.

President Trump activated the 1940s law near the start of the pandemic as the related Covid-19 death toll soared, citing its authority to keep out people who might bring in and spread the virus.

While many have expected the law would eventually have to be deactivated, as case numbers drop, they also argue the administration still has no comprehensive plan to address the expected, resulting surge of migrants at the border.

The attorneys general argue in the suit – whose plaintiffs include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – that the termination of the order will result in a number of higher costs for the states, including higher health care costs for illegal migrants infected with Covid-19 and “the presence of much greater numbers of paroled aliens with non-meritorious asylum claims … .”

Last week, the Biden administration announced it would be ending the application of Title 42 on May 23.  (Continued)

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