Supreme Court dismisses appeal of of Title 42 expiration led by GOP-run states

By Jen Krausz on
 May 19, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed an appeal on Thursday of Title 42's expiration after President Joe Biden got rid of all COVID-19 era restriction orders, of which the rule was one.

"The December 16, 2022 order of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denying pe­titioners’ motion to intervene is vacated, and the case is re­manded to that court with instructions to dismiss the mo­tion as moot," the court said.

Title 42 allowed Border Patrol to quickly refuse entry to border crossers for health reasons and send them back to their countries of origin.

The rule was created by former President Donald Trump during the COVID-19 pandemic and continued by Biden.

When Title 42 ended last Friday, migrant encounters hit 10,000 per day, but have since dropped back to 4,000 per day.

It is not known what the long-term impact of the rule's end will have, however.