SCOTUS Rules Biden Admin Must Keep Trump-Era Border Policy In Place

CIUDAD HIDALGO, MEXICO - OCTOBER 21:  A migrant caravan walks into the interior of Mexico after crossing the Guatemalan border on October 21, 2018 near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico The caravan of Central Americans plans to eventually reach the United States. U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to cancel the recent trade deal with Mexico and withhold aid to Central American countries if the caravan isn't stopped before reaching the U.S.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in favor of Republican states asking to keep Title 42, a Trump-era policy used to expel certain illegal immigrants to prevent the spread of COVID-19, in place.
  • In a 5-4 decision, the high court forced the Biden administration to keep Title 42 amid record surges of illegal immigration at the southern border. Federal authorities encountered more than 2.3 million migrants in fiscal year 2022.
  • The Biden administration believed that ending the policy would bring roughly 14,000 illegal immigrants a day, according to Axios.

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