(CNN) — The Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday that Tuesday’s suspension of a decision to end the Trump-era border rule would allow the government to “prepare for the transition and continue to manage the border in a safe, orderly and humane manner.” .
A federal judge suspended Title 42 for five weeks. However, the government announced that it would continue to enforce Title 42, an authority that allows officials to deport immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border.
“While the suspension is in effect, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will continue to process individuals in accordance with the CDC Title 42 public health order and remove single adults and family units found at the southwest border,” in the statement Having said.
“People should not listen to the lies of smugglers who take advantage of vulnerable migrants, putting lives at risk. The border is closed and we will continue to fully enforce our immigration laws at the border.”
Tuesday’s injunction leaves the Biden administration without one of the key tools it has deployed to deal with the thousands of migrants crossing the border daily and could restore asylum access for incoming migrants.
While the rule was written by the Trump administration during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Biden administration has relied heavily on it to manage a surge in migrants at the border.