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US court blocks Biden lifting US border expulsion policy

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 26th April, 2022 04:03:14 PM
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A US federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked President Joe Biden from ending a policy allowing the government to quickly expel migrants at the southern border during the pandemic, AFP reported.

The Biden administration had been on track to lift the measure, known as Title 42, on May 23 -- a decision that sparked uproar among Republicans and many Democrats, as well as advocates for tougher border controls.

The US District Court in Louisiana said after a videoconference with lawyers it had "announced its intent to grant the motion" originally filed by Missouri, Louisiana and Arizona to stay the termination.