The High Court leaves the Trump administration policy of allowing Immediate turn around’s for immigrants at the border …..
Immigration advocates wanted the policy discontinued….
Biden administration was stuck politically in needing to use the Trump policy but, not wanting to piss off some on the left…They have rushed to try and deal with the crowds waiting at the border….This ruling would give them more time….
The issue involved is that Red states primarily are trying to push the Biden admin to clamp down on border crossings…
They have tried ‘symbolic’ actions for media attention ….
The Biden admin overall is in a fight to perserve the Consitituion’s putting immigration ‘SOLEY’ in the hands of the Federal Government……
In Tuesday’s order, five conservative justices sided with Republican officials in 19 states, including Texas and Arizona, who sought to maintain Title 42, which has been used to expel migrants more than 2 million times since it was implemented in March 2020.
In effect, the Supreme Court’s action keeps the status quo in place by blocking the district judge’s order until the court can consider the dispute in late February. But the court said it will consider only whether the objecting states have the legal standing to intervene….
The court’s order was unsigned, but the court’s three liberal justices, along with the conservative Gorsuch, objected.
Gorsuch wrote that he did not doubt the states’ argument that there was a crisis at the border but that the legal issue in front of the court was not the way to solve it.
“The current border crisis is not a COVID crisis,” Gorsuch wrote. “And courts should not be in the business of perpetuating administrative edicts designed for one emergency only because elected officials have failed to address a different emergency. We are a court of law, not policymakers of last resort.”
The Biden administration agreed that the policy should end even as it has struggled to deal with the influx of migrants. U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth B. Prelogar told the justices that the federal government recognizes that lifting Title 42 “will likely lead to disruption and a temporary increase in unlawful border crossings.” But she wrote that the solution to that immigration problem “cannot be to extend indefinitely a public-health measure that all now acknowledge has outlived its public-health justification.”
The government, she wrote in a court filing, is prepared to increase resources and to “implement new policies in response to the temporary disruption that is likely to occur whenever the Title 42 orders end.”….
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