NILC Statement on Court Order Extending Title 42

May 20, 2022

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NILC Statement on Court Order Extending Title 42

WASHINGTON — Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, issued the following statement in response to a Louisiana federal judge’s preliminary injunction blocking the Biden administration from ending Title 42 expulsions on May 23:

“This politically-driven decision by a Trump-appointed judge will continue to deny people their legal and fundamental right to seek asylum in the United States. The Biden administration made the right call to finally put an end to Title 42 expulsions, and we urge the administration to vigorously defend its decision in court.

“Regardless of what the courts decide, Congress must reject the Lankford-Sinema bill, or any other piece of legislation that would indefinitely block access to the legal right to asylum in the United States. As a country, we are at our best when we welcome people seeking safety, and we must rebuild a fair, equitable asylum system that recognizes the dignity inherent in us all.”