Supreme Court Hands GOP Huge Win, Orders Trump’s Title 42 to Remain in Place While Legal Challenges Play Out

The Supreme Court has ordered President Donald Trump’s Title 42 immigration policy to remain in place, handing a major win to the Republicans.

The successful border policy allowed the federal government to expel “asylum-seekers” at the border while they wait for their claims to be processed.

The SCOTUS ruled that the policy must remain in effect, putting a judge’s ruling that would have ended it soon on hold.

The court voted 5-4 to grant an emergency request by 19 Republican state attorneys general who sought to intervene in defense of the policy because our southern states are getting overrun.

Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott was happy with the decision saying: “BREAKING: Supreme Court orders Title 42 border restriction to be kept in effect.”

Justice Neil Gorsuch joined with the liberal justices and said in his dissent: “The current border crisis is not a COVID crisis.

“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.”

According to CNN:

The 5-4 order is a victory for Republican-led states that urged the Supreme Court to step in and block a lower court opinion that ordered the termination of the authority.

The Biden administration has said it was prepared for the authority to end and had put in place precautions to guard against confusion at the border and any potential surge of migrants.

In its order, the court also agreed to take up the states’ appeal this term.

The court said it would hear arguments on the case during its argument session that begins in February 2023.

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Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan said they’d deny the application, but they did not explain their thinking.

Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch also dissented and explained his thinking in an order joined by liberal Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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