Three Republican states have filed a lawsuit to stop Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration from ending the Trump administration’s successful Title 42 border policy.
Title 42 public health order has helped deal with the unprecedented surge of migrants at our southern border.
The attorneys general of Arizona, Louisiana, and Missouri filed the suit.
“We want to stop the Biden administration from rescinding Title 42 because it may be one of the most boneheaded decisions of this administration, and they have done a lot of dumb things,” Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said.
“I’m doing everything I can to hold the Biden administration accountable and stop them from destroying our southern border.
“While it’s difficult to identify President Biden’s most irresponsible move since taking office, rescinding Title 42 is certainly up there.
“It’s a ridiculously poor decision with a bad intention for border states and American communities across the country.
“This administration’s reckless pandering to the far Left and complete abdication of its responsibility to public safety cannot be allowed to continue.”
The lawsuit says:
“This suit challenges an imminent, man-made, self-inflicted calamity: the abrupt elimination of the only safety valve preventing this administration’s disastrous border policies from devolving into an unmitigated catastrophe.
The suit says Biden did not follow proper procedure and estimated that the “increased health care costs for aliens infected with COVID-19 and the cost of increased illegal immigration caused by the Termination Order, and the presence of much greater numbers of paroled aliens with non-meritorious asylum claims who were induced to enter the United States because of the Termination Order.”
Arizona will not sit idly by as our border continues to be overwhelmed.
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— Mark Brnovich (@GeneralBrnovich) April 4, 2022
Our office just sent a letter to President Biden, requesting that his Administration keep Title 42 as an official federal policy and that it be vigorously enforced.
Ending Title 42 would compromise public health and overwhelm law enforcement. https://t.co/YLTm4Z2UvO
— Mark Brnovich (@GeneralBrnovich) April 1, 2022
Biden’s DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said his department has “put in place a comprehensive, whole-of-government strategy to manage any potential increase in the number of migrants encountered at our border.
“We are increasing our capacity to process new arrivals, evaluate asylum requests, and quickly remove those who do not qualify for protection.
“We will increase personnel and resources as needed and have already redeployed more than 600 law enforcement officers to the border.
“We are referring smugglers and certain border crossers for criminal prosecution.
“Over the next two months, we are putting in place additional, appropriate COVID-19 protocols, including ramping up our vaccination program,” he said.