Four men from Cuba try to keep warm after crossing the border from Mexico and surrendering to authorities to apply for asylum on Nov. 3, 2022, near Yuma, Ariz. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan on Tuesday, Nov. 15, ordered the Biden administration to lift Trump-era asylum restrictions that have been a cornerstone of border enforcement since the beginning of COVID-19. Sullivan ruled that Title 42 authority end immediately for families and single adults, saying it violates federal rule-making procedures.

Gregory Bull, Associated Press

A federal judge blocked the Title 42 policy that allowed migrants to be turned away at the border between the U.S. and Mexico. This ruling put the policy on hold for five weeks until midnight on Dec. 21 when the asylum restrictions will be lifted.

Politico reported that a Washington-based appointee of former President Bill Clinton, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, called the policy, “arbitrary and capricious in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act.”

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What is Title 42?

Title 42 is a policy that falls under public health law and gives Customs and Border Protection the ability to block migrants from coming into the country without allowing them to seek asylum.

The Deseret News reported that the policy does not differ for people based on what country they come from, and many are turned away just hours after being taken into custody.

A detention attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrants’ Rights …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

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