IRLI Statement on Title 42 Order Expiration

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May 12, 2023

White House action will result in ‘controlled demolition of our borders’

WASHINGTON—With the recent expiration of the Title 42 public health emergency order, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) has released the following statement:  

“The Biden Administration’s controlled demolition of our borders is now entering a new and much more dangerous phase. They can no longer claim they care about the well-being of America and its citizens, because this action will cause great harm to both. My organization has fought and won against this White House to retain the border integrity this country desperately needs. It is beyond disturbing to see that work undone by radical anti-borders activists at the highest levels of our government. Future generations will be forced to deal with the problems these activists have deliberately created today.”—Dale L. Wilcox, executive director and general counsel, IRLI  

Since the unprecedented flow of illegal aliens into the United States began under the Biden Administration, IRLI has been at the forefront of efforts to preserve the Title 42 order. A Texas federal district court on March 4, 2022 granted the State of Texas a preliminary injunction to restore the full Trump COVID-19 expulsion order. IRLI represented the state as Outside Counsel in the case.  

In the final days of December 2022, the Supreme Court granted a stay—that is, a suspension—sought by a consortium of states, including Texas, of a ruling by a DC federal district court in a different case striking down the policy of expelling illegal aliens at the border due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. IRLI had filed a brief with the High Court in favor of lifting the district court’s order. As a result, the expulsion program has remained in place until May 12, 2023. Some 2.8 million illegal aliens have been summarily expelled from the United States as a result of these court victories.

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