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Biden Fights to Preserve Trump-Era Immigration Policy in Court

Sept. 17, 2021, 8:35 PM

The Biden administration is heading to a federal appeals court to defend a Trump-era border policy that critics have decried as inhumane.

Justice Department lawyers filed a notice of appeal Friday, urging a three-judge panel in Washington to scrap a recent lower court order that bars U.S. officials from immediately expelling migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border under a 2020 public health order.

Title 42 allows the Department of Homeland Security to turn away most border crossers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Trump officials adopted the policy, and President Joe Biden largely left it in place amid record migrant encounters at ...

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