Title 42 is a component of the Public Health Service Act of 1944, which aims to stop the nation’s communicable illness epidemic. Title 42, which was first approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in March of 2020 while the Trump administration was in office, has allowed the United States to send migrants back to their home countries without allowing them to ask for asylum through the weaponization of public health.
It was recently announced that a federal judge has blocked the use of Title 42, a policy restricting immigration due to the pandemic which the court has noted to be outdated. Specifically, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court emphasized that the policy has not been revised to reflect the pandemic’s current situation, which includes readily accessible vaccinations, treatments, and an increase in travel to the country.
According to Sullivan’s 49-page judgment, his decision prevents families from being deported in accordance with the Title 42 policy, which intended to exclude many migrants because they could be infected with the coronavirus. The judge’s other two-page order from last Tuesday appears to be more comprehensive and declares to null all orders and decision memos issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suspending the right to introduce certain persons into the United States.