Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry have teamed up and are suing the administration of Old Uncle Joe over the ending of Title 42 as the country suffers through the worst border crisis seen in multiple decades.
The group of Republican leaders issue the claim that the rollback of the health policy will lead to an escalation of the already horrendous crisis along the southern border of the United States and will end up causing a massive impact across the country as a result.
“Today, Missouri, Arizona, and Louisiana filed suit against the Biden Administration for rescinding Title 42 amid one of the worst border crises in this country’s history. Title 42 is a crucial tool for controlling the influx of illegal aliens at our Southern border,” stated Schmidtt in a release put forth this past Monday.
“Time and again, the Biden Administration has failed to act to secure our Southern border and have terminated successful programs like Title 42 and the ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy. Missouri has been a leader in pushing back on the Biden Administration’s failure at the border, and we filed suit against the cancellation of the ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy and also filed suit to force the Biden Administration to build the Southwest border wall. If the Biden Administration won’t take proactive steps to secure our border and protect our citizenry, we certainly will,” he continued.
The group of GOP leaders has also argued that the end of the policy will end up creating a massive surge along the southern border and entirely overwhelm the stationed law enforcement agencies and other non-governmental organizations currently struggling to maintain the situation. The release announcing the lawsuit stated that the change could end up leading to well over a half-million migrants rushing the border per month.
“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, (DHS), estimates getting rid of Title 42 will result in as many as 18,000 migrants per day – which could mean 540,000 migrants in a single month,” wrote Schmitt.
The verbiage of the suit reads, “Missouri is directly and adversely affected by increases in illegal immigration at the southern border. Based on recent statistics, approximately 56 out of every 1,000 unlawful aliens who enter the United States end up residing in Missouri. … Missouri is also a destination state and hub for human-trafficking crimes within the United States, due to its situation at the confluence of several major interstate highways. Such crimes disproportionately afflict illegal aliens, and these crimes (and other crimes committed by illegal aliens) impose irreparable law-enforcement and criminal-justice costs on Missouri.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an announcement this past Friday that will cause the termination of the Title 42 public health policy that currently allows law enforcement officials at the border to turn away migrants due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Trump era policy has been working since back in March of 2020 in order to block many thousands of migrants from entering the country in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
“After considering current public health conditions and an increased availability of tools to fight COVID-19 (such as highly effective vaccines and therapeutics), the CDC Director has determined that an Order suspending the right to introduce migrants into the United States is no longer necessary,” read a release from the CDC this past Friday.
The overall end of the policy is slated to be “implemented on May 23, 2022, to enable DHS time to implement appropriate COVID-19 mitigation protocols,” as reported by the statement.