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A Judge Has Ordered The Biden Administration To Resume Trump’s Policy Of Expelling Unaccompanied Immigrant Children At The Border

A Texas judge on Friday ruled that the Biden administration can no longer exempt unaccompanied immigrant children from a Trump-era order, which could lead to the resumption of their being turned back at the border.

Citing an obscure public health law known as Title 42 to contain the coronavirus, the US immediately expels immigrants at the border, blocking them from accessing the asylum system or an immigration judge. Some immigrants are quickly expelled to Mexico, and others are flown back to their countries. While Title 42 was launched by former president Donald Trump, Joe Biden’s White House has continued to enforce the policy and defend it in court — with the exception of unaccompanied immigrant children.