A former senior adviser to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told CNN that the Supreme Court’s decision to keep Title 42, a Trump Era Policy, in place has temporarily saved President Joe Biden from himself. The adviser, Scott Jennings, noted that while the Biden administration was in court arguing to end the policy, the solicitor general admitted in court that ending the policy will lead to disruption and a temporary increase in unlawful border crossings.
Now do literally every other non germane policy they’ve justified via Covid emergency pic.twitter.com/MfFSDc7h2J
— Scott Jennings (@ScottJenningsKY) December 27, 2022
“…we already have a massive number of people coming across anyway, Jennings said. “The Supreme Court here did them a favor.”
The Supreme Court blocked a lower court’s order ending Title 42, a public-health policy used by the Trump administration to expel illegal immigrants. In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court left the policy in place pending an argument scheduled for February.
Jenning described the ruling as a big win for the Republican attorneys general who asked the Supreme Court to halt a previous ruling that would end the policy.
Jenning also called the White House out for its lies concerning the border being secured.
“They’ve said the border is secure, that’s not true,” Jennings said. “…It’s been dishonest statements after dishonest statements.”
The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) apprehended more than 2.3 million illegal migrants in the 2022 fiscal year, which ended in September. Border agents encountered another 230,000 in October, the first month of the new fiscal year.
An editorial in The New York Post urged the Biden administration to take advantage of the SCOTUS’ ruling to come up with a better plan for the border. The Post said the ruling creates plenty of time for the administration to get its act together and send a strong message that the border isn’t open.
Some of the solutions the Post offered include providing more resources to Customs and Border Protection to help them do their job, not undermining the fact that border enforcement is an essential federal government role, and ending the claim that all migrants have a valid asylum claim.