Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt called Monday that a court had issued an injunction against the Biden administration’s plan to end Title 42 restrictions at the border.
The policy originally ended on May 23.
“In a lawsuit originally filed by Missouri, Louisiana and Arizona, our office just obtained an injunction to uphold Title 42.” tweeted Smith.
“This is a great victory for border security, but the fight goes on,” he added.
Title 42 prevents asylum seekers at the border from entering the country to wait for their documents to be processed. The policy was initially implemented under the Trump administration over the threat of migrants carrying coronavirus into the country.
Critics of the policy claim it is motivated by racism and xenophobia against migrants seeking refugee status.
The Centers for Disease Control said the decline in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations made the restrictions no longer necessary. The Biden administration has used the CDC’s assessment to justify ending Title 42, despite criticism that it will almost certainly result in a massive surge in illegal immigration.
In October 2021, Biden administration officials estimated that as many as 400,000 new migrants could attempt to cross the border in a month if Title 42 had been lifted by that time.
The injunction prevents the Biden administration from acting on the policy ahead of a May 13 hearing.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich also celebrated the order Monday.
“I’m so proud of our firm’s attorneys who just received a restraining order to uphold Title 42.” tweeted Brunnich. “We will continue to fight against the open borders policy of the Biden administration.”
Here’s more about the command against Biden:
Federal judge plans to block Title 42 completion
https://www.theblaze.com/news/breaking-court-temporarily-blocks-biden-admin-from-dropping-title-42-restrictions-at-the-border Breaking: Court temporarily stops Biden admin from dropping Title 42 restrictions at border