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Louisiana judge blocks Biden from lifting Title 42 immigration rule

Title 42 is a pandemic order that allows border agents to eject migrants from the U.S. if they came from somewhere facing a communicable disease

Unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border
Unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border | Shutterstock

May 20, 2022 9:32pm

Updated: May 21, 2022 5:52pm

A Louisiana judge on Friday ruled that President Joe Biden must keep the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Title 42 order in place.

Judge Robert Summerhays, a Trump appointee, imposed a preliminary injunction against the lifting of the order while the case advances through the court system, according to the Daily Mail.

Title 42 is a pandemic order that allows border agents to eject migrants from the U.S. if they came from somewhere facing a communicable disease. Over 1.9 million migrants have been expelled from the U.S. under Title 42 since April 2020, the outlet noted.

The lifting of Title 42 is widely expected to cause a significant surge in border crossings as immigration officials will lose one of their primary legal means of deporting illegal migrants.