Supreme Court places hold on Title 42, thousands wait at southern border

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Title 42 is a Trump-era immigration policy which allows border officials to block asylum-seekers when public health is a concern.

The states have gradually run out of resources to house and provide for said asylum seekers. The policy was put in place during the pandemic and has been used since to turn away hundreds of thousands of migrants.

Now, the Biden Administration is attempting to repeal Title 42, but on Monday, Dec. 19, the Supreme Court put a hold on the policy’s expiration in response to requests from 19 states’ Attorneys General.

The Biden admin. had until 2 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Dec. 20 to respond to the matter according to an order from Chief Justice Roberts.

KUSI’s Dan Plante went live at the border to discuss the uncertainty of Title 42’s future.

(Below) Retired US Border Patrol Agent Chris Harris joined KUSI’s Logan Byrnes to talk about the potential impact of lifting of Title 42.


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