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“Our Office just obtained a temporary restraining order to keep Title 42 in place,” reported Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt after explaining that the decision is in response to a lawsuit originally filed by Missouri, Louisiana, and Arizona. The decision was made by U.S. District Judge Robert R. Summerhay of Louisiana.
“This is a huge victory for border security, but the fight continues on,” Schmitt said on his Twitter account.
The end of Title 42
The move comes at a time when the country is facing a growing border crisis that has accelerated after President Joe Biden announced the end of the immigration policy. Following the President’s decision, the White House assured that it was prepared for an increase in the immigration flow.
At the time, a so-called fact sheet was released indicating that the Department of Homeland Security had moved officers, agents, and Volunteer Force personnel to quickly decompress points along the border and process migrants more efficiently.
A letter was also released Monday in which top Republicans in the House of Representatives questioned the job Alejandro Mayorkas has done as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. They asserted that his actions have endangered Americans.
“Your failure to secure the border and enforce the laws passed by Congress raise grave questions about your suitability for office,” says the letter sent to Mayorkas reviewed by El American.