The Biden administration has worked overtime to end the Trump-era "Title 42" immigration policy that allows certain illegals to be rapidly expelled. It came about during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to intense and ongoing litigation to kill the policy or keep it alive, given the crisis at the southern U.S. border, the case made it to the Supreme Court, but this week, it was taken off the calendar.
The student removal of the Title 42 case immediately caught the attention of court observers.
Oral arguments in the case were supposed to begin on Mar. 1.
SCOTUSBLOG announced the shocking twist to the Supreme Court's official calendar.
It cited a reason for the removal, in that the case would become "moot" as soon as the COVID-19 emergency is formally ended within the next few months.
"JUST IN: The Supreme Court cancels the March 1 oral argument in Arizona v. Mayorkas, involving the Title 42 immigration policy. The government recently told the justices that the case may become moot on May 11 because the policy will expire when the COVID emergency formally ends," SCOTUSBLOG tweeted Thursday.
JUST IN: The Supreme Court cancels the March 1 oral argument in Arizona v. Mayorkas, involving the Title 42 immigration policy. The government recently told the justices that the case may become moot on May 11 because the policy will expire when the COVID emergency formally ends.
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) February 16, 2023
The DOJ even acknowledged as much in a recent filing.
"The anticipated end of the public health emergency on May 11, and the resulting expiration of the operative Title 42 order, would render this case moot," the Justice Department wrote at the time.
Title 42 was arguably one of the best defenses against the onslaught of illegal aliens pouring across the southern U.S. border. Democrats have railed against it for years now, but as the Daily Caller noted, the Trump-originated policy led to some 2 million illegals being expelled.
One can only imagine what might happen when Title 42 formally ends. Every reasonable person in the immigration enforcement industry, and anyone with a shred of common sense and ability to think logically, understands that without Title 42, the situation at the southern U.S. border will go from bad to devastating.
The DC noted:
Ending the public health order could invite a flood of illegal migration across the southern border, which already saw a record surge of more than 2.3 million migrant encounters in fiscal year 2022 and more than 870,000 between October 2022 and January 2023.
Only time will tell what happens on the ground. Still, everyone should say an extra prayer for America, especially those who reside near the border because when Title 42 ends, it'll be a catastrophe for us all.