Republican attorneys general are only asking Biden to follow the law and allow for a period of public comment before unilaterally unleashing migrant caravans on the United States.
The Biden administration has been contradicting itself lately. On one hand, they claim that they must fight in the courts to uphold the mask mandate on airlines and public transportation, but on the other, they argue it is time to do away with Title 42 restrictions on the southern border.
The Biden administration appears to have violated the law by unilaterally announcing this policy shift without allowing for a period of public comment as required by the federal Administrative Procedure Act.
Earlier this month, Arizona Louisiana, and Missouri filed the lawsuit against Biden’s decision to end Title 42 on May 23. The decision, which was made by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention comes at a time when the CDC is attempting to maintain restrictions on the American public.
It is widely accepted by both Democrats and Republicans that a sharp increase in both legal and illegal immigration will follow the rescinding of the policy.
According to WBOY, administration officials expect the end of Title 42 to increase illegal monthly border crossings to 540,000.
States are seeking a temporary restraining order due to the Biden administration’s violation of the Federal Procedure Act and have requested that the court order the Department of Homeland Security make an expedited report as to the nature of their enforcement on the border and concerning any changes that may have begun in preparation for the end of Title 42.
The following states have, so far, joined the lawsuit:
Arizona, Louisiana, Missouri, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.