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Controversial Title 42 border coverage vacated by federal choose

Migrants stroll by the shore after crossing the Rio Grande river in Eagle Pass, Texas, in May.

(Dario Lopez-Mills / Associated Press)

A federal choose in Washington, D.C., vacated a controversial border coverage referred to as Title 42, a public well being regulation invoked throughout the pandemic that allowed border brokers to rapidly flip again migrants.

The coverage was put into place by the Trump administration in 2020. The Biden administration continued to make use of Title 42 earlier than making an attempt to wind it down within the spring, an effort that was blocked in court docket.

On Tuesday, U.S. Judge Emmet Sullivan vacated the coverage, calling it “arbitrary and capricious.” Sullivan vacated the usage of the coverage and all memos related to it.

“The ruling hopefully puts an end to this shameful period of misusing the public health laws to bar desperate asylum seekers from even getting a hearing,” stated Lee Gelernt, the ACLU lawyer who led the case towards the coverage in federal court docket.

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