The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Title 42, a COVID-19 era immigration order, remain in place.
Title 42 allows border authorities to swiftly deport migrants if they hail from a country known to host a communicable disease such as COVID-19.
“The States contend that they face an immigration crisis at the border and policymakers have failed to agree on adequate measures to address it,” the ruling reads. “The only means left to mitigate the crisis, the States suggest, is an order from this Court directing the federal government to continue its COVID-era Title 42 policies as long as possible—at the very least during the pendency of our review. Today, the Court supplies just such an order.”