Federal Judge Emmett Sullivan on Tuesday blocked Title 42, a rule by which the United States is using the pandemic as an excuse to deport undocumented immigrants.
In his ruling, Sullivan described Title 42, which began in 2020 during the administration of former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) and maintained during the administration of current President Joe Biden, as “arbitrary and arbitrary”. Is placed. ,
With her decision this Tuesday, which goes into effect immediately, a federal court judge for the District of Columbia has struck down an order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that banned hundreds of thousands of immigrants for health reasons. Withdrawal is allowed. ,
This Tuesday’s ruling is the result of a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which alleges that Title 42 puts immigrants in a dangerous situation and violates US asylum law.
This regulation stems from a 19th-century law designed to prevent the “introduction” of infectious diseases into the United States.
Under the pretext of this regulation, the United States does not allow migrants to request asylum when they arrive on its territory and be fast-tracked out of the country.
Around 2.5 lakh migrants have been deported since March 2020
This Tuesday’s judicial resolution not only knocks down one of the last remaining barriers to immigration put in place by Trump, but also poses a challenge to the Biden administration at a time when record numbers of undocumented migrants are arriving at the border with Mexico. Arrest is being registered.
In October alone, there were 230,000 arrests along the US-Mexico border, with more than 78,400 expulsions from US territory.
Since March 2020, when Title 42 came into effect, the United States has expelled 2.4 million immigrants, most of them from the border with Mexico and most of them undocumented, due to the number of undocumented immigrants that has risen sharply during the Biden administration .