A Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday on Title 42 sent shock-waves across Twitter with many users praising the outcome.
The Supreme Court ruled to maintain Title 42, a Trump-era policy that allows immigration officials to quickly expel migrants for public health due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many Twitter users praised the ruling, suggesting it is critical to ensure America’s borders are properly enforced.
Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs Marsha (Catron) Espinosa said the department will enforce the policy.
“As required by today’s Supreme Court order, the Title 42 public health order will remain in effect and individuals who attempt to enter the United States unlawfully will continue to be expelled to Mexico or their home country,” she tweeted. “People should not listen to the lies of smugglers who take advantage of vulnerable migrants, putting lives at risk. The border is not open, and we will continue to fully enforce our immigration laws.”
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, tweeted that the ruling will deter future border crossings.
“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,” he tweeted.
“Today, SCOTUS handed Texas and the USA a huge victory by allowing Title 42 to remain in place after Biden illegally tried to terminate this critical policy,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, R., tweeted. “I will continue to fight at every turn and do everything in my power to help secure our border and keep Texans safe.”
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, R., praised the ruling, but demanded further action.
“Today’s Title 42 stay from the Supreme Court is much needed but the Biden administration must do more to secure our southern border,” he tweeted. “Too many lives are ruined as a result of the fentanyl crisis, enabled by the open border, and we need action now.”
Other social media users voiced similar concerns that Title 42 does not go far enough to secure the border.