D.C. federal district court Judge Emmet Sullivan has effectively declared open borders by striking down Title 42, a Trump-era immigration policy that allowed Border Patrol to deport immigrants quickly without a hearing.
Sullivan found that Title 42 was in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act and declared it void. Title 42 was implemented early in the Covid-19 pandemic to provide Border Patrol the ability to immediately expel illegal immigrants to protect public health. Beyond the pandemic, Title 42 became the last real tool Border Patrol had to push back against the flood of illegal immigrants.
Without Title 42 in place, the flood of illegal immigrants will exponentially worsen. Fitting this ruling happened less than a week after the midterm elections where Democrats maintained control of the Senate.
The border is lost
With Title 42 being voided, Border Patrol is officially out of options thanks to the Biden administration’s refusal to lock down the border.
Nonetheless, the left is celebrating Sullivan’s decision. American Civil Liberties Union lawyer Lee Gelernt, responded to the decision by saying, “Title 42 was never about public health, and this ruling finally ends the charade of using Title 42 to bar desperate asylum seekers from even getting a hearing.”
It’s worth noting that illegal immigrants now face no barriers to entering the United States based on health or vaccination status.
Those rules don’t apply to travelers who are visiting the United States. Anyone seeking to come to the United States must be vaccinated, supposedly to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The only reason that standard doesn’t apply to illegal immigrants comes down to politics. The Biden administration is determined to import millions of people who they hope will vote Democrat in future elections.
Title 42 was used to expel up to 100,000 illegal immigrants a month. Without Title 42, there will be a massive jump in illegal immigrants coming to the United States and being allowed to stay and integrate.
The situation was out of control a year ago when Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told Border Patrol agents that the situation was “unsustainable” and “we can’t continue like this.”
Since President Biden was sworn into office, nearly five million illegal immigrants have crossed into the United States. That number is a conservative estimate that doesn’t account for suspected “gotaways.”
While Republicans may have taken power in the House of Representatives, they will have little ability to force Biden to act without the Senate. Illegal immigrants will continue to pour into the United States and the American people will continue to pay the price.