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Title 42: US border asylum limits rollback on hold as federal judge grants Arizona AG Mark Brnovich’s temporary restraining order

LAFAJET, Louisiana – A federal court has dealt a blow to Biden White House’s intention to revoke a pandemic-era border policy restricting border asylum for immigrants entering the United States from the southern border.

A U.S. District Court in Louisiana has approved a temporary restraining order filed by a handful of states, led by Arizona and Attorney General Mark Brnovich, to overturn the revocation and uphold the principle called Title 42.

The decision was made on Monday, about a month before Title 42 ended on May 23rd.

SEE MORE: What is Title 42? How will it affect the US-Mexico border?

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ruled that it was no longer necessary to maintain good health, citing current public health conditions and the availability of tools to combat COVID-19.

The policy came into force under President Donald Trump in March 2020. Since then, immigrants trying to enter the United States have been prevented more than 1.7 million times.

Brnovic was excited immediately after the decision.

“The Biden government cannot continue to be blatantly indifferent to existing laws and the required administrative procedures,” Brnovic said in a statement.

White House spokesman Vedat Patel referred questions about the Title 42 decision to the Department of Justice and declined to comment.

The next hearing is set for May 13.

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