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Supreme Court temporarily orders Trump-era border policy to remain active

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The US Supreme Court has issued its long-awaited ruling on whether to uphold the border policy known as title 42, as the US-Mexico border crisis appears to have no solution anytime soon.

The Court has ruled to keep the Trump-era rule in place for now, while other legal challenges to Title 42 play out in various courts.

The expected December 21 expiration of the policy, enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic and which has allowed border officials to quickly remove migrants and asylum seekers at the border for more than 2.5 years, was temporarily postponed after the Supreme Court approved the last-minute petition of 19 states led by the Republican Party.

In a Dec. 20 filing, the Biden administration had urged the Court to let the border policy expire, asking for a two-day window to allow its officials to prepare for the change in operations. The administration has examined the possibility of up to 14,000 migrants crossing the border daily after Title 42 expires.

Immigration activists have argued that the policy unfairly denies immigrants the opportunity to seek asylum, a human right protected under the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and they accuse the Republican Party of using Title 42 in a covert attempt to virtually close the border.

“Keeping Title 42 will mean more suffering for desperate asylum seekers but hopefully this proves only to be a temporary setback in the court challenge,” ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt told Axios.

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