DOJ Calls Title 42 Supreme Court Case “Moot” After Biden Seeks End to Covid National Emergency

Posted on 02/10/23

Last week, President Biden declared an end to the government’s long-standing Covid national emergency. After nearly three years in effect and millions of lives lost from the deadly virus, the administration is seeking to do away with emergency benefits that supported millions. 

In December of last year, the Supreme Court halted the administration’s attempt to end Tiitle 42, a policy that has deported millions of immigrants under the guise of public health concerns. With the national emergency stemming from Covid coming to an end there is no basis for the public health order to continue. Its continued implementation contradicts the very reasoning for why the policy was initially enacted. Fortunately, the DOJ argued in a filing with the Supreme Court that “Absent other relevant developments, the end of the public health emergency will (among other consequences) terminate the Title 42 orders and moot this case.” The DOJ is essentially arguing that the pandemic-era health order will end with the Covid national emergency. 

There are serious concerns that cloud immigration law in the United States. The inaction from congress and judicial challenges have had grave consequences for thousands of immigrants. With no reasonable policy being proposed to overhaul immigration in the United States, the system will only continue to be overwhelmed. 

Stay tuned for additional updates as they become available. 

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