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May 20, 2022

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Attorney General Steve Marshall Secures Court Order Blocking Biden Repeal of
Successful Trump Anti-Illegal Immigration Policy

(MONTGOMERY) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday that a federal court has granted his motion for a preliminary injunction to prevent President Biden from repealing the Trump administration’s Title 42 policy, which has been an important tool in reducing illegal immigration.

“The approval of Alabama’s motion to block Biden from scrapping one of the most effective federal programs at fighting illegal immigration is very welcome news at a time when this country can ill afford another record influx of illegal aliens,” said Attorney General Marshall.

On April 14, 2022, Attorney General Marshall and 20 other attorneys general filed a motion to enjoin the repeal of the Title 42 policy. Today, a Louisiana federal district court granted Alabama’s motion and placed the Biden administration’s plan to repeal Title 42 on hold.

“I filed the motion for the preliminary injunction to prevent the Biden administration from hastily ending enforcement of Title 42, which since March 2020 has provided the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) additional authority to remove aliens attempting to cross the border,” Attorney General Marshall added.

“Though repealing Title 42 would lead to an even greater influx of illegal immigration that DHS is not presently equipped to handle, President Biden has pressed forward with this open border strategy nonetheless. What’s more, the Biden administration has been releasing unprecedented numbers of illegal aliens all across America – over 750,000 from January 2021 to February 2022. Now, he wants to end the Title 42 measure. Since March 20, 2020, when Title 42 was invoked to protect our borders, it has prevented over 1.7 million illegal entries into the U.S.

"Today's court order helps put the brakes on Biden's reckless open border policy which has been detrimental to America's security and sovereignty."

A copy of the Louisiana federal district court order can be read here.

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