“I urge President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas to immediately put a stop to these expulsions and to end this Title 42 policy at our southern border,” Schumer said. “We cannot continue these hateful and xenophobic Trump policies that disregard our refugee laws. We must allow asylum seekers to present their claims at our ports of entry and be afforded due process.”
Title 42 pertains to preexisting law that permits expulsions of migrants who have recently been in a country where a communicable disease was present. Over a million migrants have been stopped from entering the U.S. under the code since 2020.
Schumer’s comments come in opposition to the Biden administration, which renewed the existing policy in August. But last week a federal judge blocked the White House from exercising the code by granting a preliminary injunction due to the law’s alleged “irreparable harm.”
Minority House Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted that the “same activist judge made a similar ruling against Title 42 last year. The Trump administration appealed, and his ruling was overturned.”
“President Biden must also appeal immediately,” McCarthy continued. “America’s border security is too important to be undermined by far-Left activist judges.”