Trump-Era Border Policy is Here to Stay

This week on Tuesday, the Supreme Court extended the stay of Title 42 to indefinite status, supporting Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision from last week.

As per the court’s order, the case is set to be brought up again in February next year and will be maintained until the justices come to a final agreement on the matter.

Biden’s plans to further compromise the border failed again

Title 42 is a Trump-era policy that’s one of the few remaining in place after Biden took office. Coincidentally, it’s probably the one thing preventing the whole border situation from completely spiraling out of control.

The policy allowed officials to expel almost 2.5 million asylum seekers ever since it was created, effectively preventing the further spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The justices are currently split on a decision, with Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan both declaring that they’ll deny the application. Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch also dissented, joining Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson in her order.

He explained while he doesn’t discount any of the concerns regarding the border, the fact remains that Title 42 was created to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the current border situation has nothing to do with the pandemic.

However, we’re dealing with a growing issue that stems from the current border situation, that being, among other things, the fentanyl crisis. Title 42 is our last line of defense.

It’s still not over

Gorsuch failed to comprehend this, claiming that courts shouldn’t perpetuate this Trump-era policy because the administration failed to address a separate issue.

Those advocating for immigrants and against the current immigration laws sued to end Title 42, insinuating that it violates American obligations to people fleeing to the US to escape persecution.

Another thing they’re using as a stepping stone is the fact the pandemic let up somewhat as treatments for the coronavirus improved, which is still not a good enough reason to remove the policy.

Lee Gelernt, one of the lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union, took a stand against the court’s decision, stating he’ll continue his fight to end Title 42.

The way he describes it, asylum seekers are suffering because of the policy, but the fact still remains a number of these immigrants seeking policy could pose a threat to the US.

Should the policy be removed, border states would be overwhelmed with the surge of illegal immigrants; although that doesn’t concern the left’s elites who would be far from all that chaos.

Just a couple hundred immigrants sent to their cities got them riled up; yet, they’re advocating to let millions more inside the US.

We’ve got until February to get all our ducks in a row. If the left manages to put a stop to Title 42, we’ll be staring down the biggest immigrant crisis in modern history.

This article appeared in The Record Daily and has been published here with permission.