A week after Title 42 was finalized by the Biden administration, the United States Supreme Court of Justice turned down an appeal filed by the Republican Party to uphold this sanitation standard.
In its ruling, the US Supreme Court said the policy was meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19, however, it “severely” restricted emigration.
It should be clarified that in February 2023 the Supreme Court had already given the green light to the federal government to eliminate Title 42. This was because it was considered that it would be irrelevant to issue a decision in the wake of the end of the health emergency.
What was the buzz about Title 42?
The Supreme Court was seeking to determine whether a group of state attorneys general, all Republicans, could intervene to protect Title 42, after US District Judge Emmett Sullivan ruled in November that asylum-seeking migrant families It was illegal in the trial by. ,
In December, the Supreme Court decided by a 5–4 vote to uphold the Title 42 policy that had struck down the Sullivan decision.
Now, on Thursday, judges overturned a lower court’s ruling that rejected the states’ call to intervene, concluding that the request is now questionable.
According to Judge Neil Gorsuch, he said that “the current border crisis is not a COVID crisis.”
Gorsuch said in December the court “made a serious mistake when it allowed non-parties in this case to effectively manipulate our records in order to frame a crisis to resolve an entirely different crisis.” to prolong the emergency decree made.”