The Supreme Court on Monday temporarily halted the end of Title 42.
The temporary hold comes after 19 states filed an emergency appeal Monday asking the court to block a lower court ruling that required President Joe Biden end Title 42 expulsions by Wednesday. Each side now has additional time to file arguments before the court.
The Biden Administration must respond by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday.
NOW: Supreme Court chief justice John Roberts puts temporary hold on dissolving of Title 42, asks for response from Biden administration by tomorrow at 5 p.m. pic.twitter.com/DfHWRyPlnY
— Kaelan Deese (@KaelanDC) December 19, 2022
Title 42 is a Trump-era policy that allowed authorities to expel migrants without legal review back to their native country in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Biden Administration has extended the policy.
A judge ruled in November, however, that the policy violated federal law and said the Biden administration had until Dec. 21 to end it. The group of states lost their appeal Friday in a lower court, prompting them to take their appeal to the Supreme Court.