Friday, October 1, 2021

Biden Administration Wins Title 42 Policy

On Thursday, a Federal Appeals Court, allowed the continued use of the Title 42 Policy, pushed initially through the previous Administration by Stephen Miller, that’s used the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic, as an Excuse to quickly Deport Asylum-Seekers, including Thousands of Haitians who have arrived at the Southern Border.

The Biden Administration, was set to be Blocked from using the Policy against Families, following a Federal Judge’s Order, earlier this month.

That Lower Court Order was set to go into effect Thursday. But the Policy was Saved when the Biden Administration decided to Protect this Order for continued its Use, and went to the Appeals Court.

"It's troubling to see the court grant the government's motion to reinstate Title 42 just days after the district court ruled that its policy violates U.S. law,” Oxfam America Global Policy Lead, Noah Gottschalk said. The Group is among the Organizations that have led Lawsuits against the Policy. “We all saw the horrific images of the abuse faced by Haitian asylum-seekers subjected to Title 42, and we cannot allow people to face further harm because of this xenophobic policy."

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas, has claimed it is continuing Title 42 “out of a public health need.” White House Press Sec. Jen Psaki, has Defended the Policy as “a public health requirement.”

But as Vaccines have become readily Available, the supposed Rationale to keep Title 42 in place, has some Questions.

“Let me remind the Biden administration that over 300,000 people cross the border from Mexico every day through ports of entry,” American Immigration Council Policy Counsel, Aaron Reichlin-Melnick tweeted in July. “None are given COVID tests, unlike migrants who all get tested and nearly all get vaccinated.”

“All @POTUS needed to do to stop applying Trump’s Title 42 to families instead of not allowing them to seek a stay/appeal, BUT they did,” tweeted Immigrant Defenders Law Center Director, Lindsay Toczylowski. “So expelling families w/ kids & everyone else back to dangerous countries they have fled with no due process is now a BIDEN policy they fought hard to keep.” She continued to write that Title 42 is now “official Biden policy.”

They also seem Not to take into account, that many Hatitians had Not lived in Haiti but in South America.

The Biden Administration has faced fierce calls from within the Democratic Caucus to End this Inhumane and Flawed Policy, including from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Leaders.

“We cannot continue these hateful and xenophobic Trump policies that disregard our refugee laws,” Schumer said during a Floor Speech last month. “We must allow asylum seekers to present their claims at our ports of entry and be afforded due process.” Following an urgent White House Meeting over the Treatment of Haitian Asylum-Seekers, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX, 18th District) tweeted, “@TheBlackCaucus is demanding answers & policy changes to ensure America remains a beacon of hope for refugees.” Ohio Rep. Joyce Beatty wrote that “[a]sylum is and always will be a human right.”

The Biden Campaign Platform had Pledged to “[r]eassert America’s commitment to asylum-seekers and refugees.”

In a Statement, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Attorney, Lee Gelernt, said that “[i]f the Biden administration really wants to treat asylum seekers humanely, it should end this lawless policy now and withdraw its appeal. We will continue fighting to end this illegal policy.”

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which allowed the Policy to Continue Thursday, has Scheduled Oral Arguments for January 2022, meaning Countless more Vulnerable People stand to be quickly Deported through then.

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