Judge blocks Biden administration from lifting public health order used to quickly expel migrants

On Friday, a federal court in Louisiana prevented the Biden administration from withdrawing a public health order that immigration agents have used to quickly deport migrants

The Biden administration broke administrative law when it stated in April that it planned to terminate Title 42

a health directive aimed at controlling the spread of infectious illnesses across the country, on Monday

The decision is likely to set off a months-long legal struggle.

The Department of Justice promptly filed an appeal with the 5th United States Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday

Claiming that the Biden administration's decision to lift 42 was legitimate.

In his opinion, Summerhays stated that the Biden administration broke administrative procedural regulations

The US Department of Homeland Security said in a statement that Title 42 is a public health order

Not an immigration control instrument, but that it "would comply with the court's order to continue implementing the CDC's Title 42 Order as long as it remains in effect."

Immigrant rights organisations claim that Title 42 has forced migrants into unsafe situations in Mexican border cities.

First, a New York-based organisation, has uncovered nearly 10,000 cases of kidnapping, torture, rape, and other violent acts against people deported to Mexico under Title 42.