On Tuesday, December 27, the Supreme Court voted to allow for title 42 to continue to remain in effect despite a judge’s ruling that would have ended it last week.
Title 42 was initially established in 1944, granting federal authorities the ability to deny the entry of people and products into the country to prevent the spread of a contagious disease. Furthermore, the CDC instated this title in March 2022, when the Coronavirus began to spread rapidly.
Title 42, allowed the government to expel any migrant without giving them the option to explain themselves, and make a case enabling them to stay in the country. On December 21, the Supreme Court blocked a plan by President Joe Biden to lift the restrictions enforced by Trump’s implementation of title 42.
According to the El Paso Times, out of the 4.8 million migrant encounters at the Southwest border, almost half have resulted in expulsion. Title 42 allows migrants to return to their home countries without any repercussions. This will enable migrants to continue trying to enter the country because there is no consequence besides expulsion.
Despite Biden’s recent efforts to raise Title 42, many Republican states and their leaders began to combat those efforts. Moreover, many stated that the sudden influx of immigrants would only overburden their healthcare, law, and other economic systems. For this reason, it remains uncertain if this Title will ever be overturned or lifted.
Title 42, not allowing migrants to even make their case while seeking asylum, results in the masses being sent back to their unsafe home countries, but while the journey is made back to their homes, the one thing they’re left with is the hope to come back and try once more.
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