Congressman Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision to have Title 42 remain temporarily in effect and has called for the White House to find a ‘long-term solution’ to deal with the border crisis.
On Tuesday, a Supreme Court ruling stated Title 42 would temporarily stay in play until the arguments in the case could be heard. Title 42, was originally put in place at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic as a way of expelling migrants easily amid rising public health concerns.
Many on Twitter have been praising the decision to have the policy stay in place as they claim it is essential for ensuring that the border policies are enforced correctly.
Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs Marsha (Catron) Espinosa has said that the department will continue to enforce the policy for as long as it stays in effect. She tweeted that those who entered the United States unlawfully would continue to be expelled either to their home country or to Mexico. She added that the border is not open and all immigration laws will continue to be enforced so that lives are not put at risk by “smugglers who take advantage of vulnerable migrants.”
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, tweeted that the temporary stay of Title 42 would be important for deterring any border crossings. He tweeted, “SCOTUS’s temporary stay of Title 42 protections will forestall a surge of trafficking and drugs. Lives will be saved. Yet as Democrats recently rejected my effort to remedy this situation legislatively, it falls to @POTUS to enforce the laws currently on the books.”