Title 42 or not, spokeswoman Karine Jean Pierre insisted that the solution to the border crisis lies in the hands of Congress.
The White House regretted this Tuesday that the Supreme Court of the United States has ordered Title 42 to remain in force, a regulation established by the Donald Trump Administration (2017-2021) to expel migrants at the border under the pretext of the coronavirus pandemic. covid-19.

Karine Jean Pierre, spokesperson for the Joe Biden government, said in a statement that the federal Administration will abide by the order, but asked Congress to approve immigration reform to resolve the border crisis.

“Title 42 is a public health regulation, not an immigration policy, so it should not be maintained indefinitely,” the spokesperson claimed.

The Supreme Court agreed with a group of 19 state prosecutors who asked to maintain the application of Title 42, whose lifting was scheduled for December 21.

Jean Pierre said that the Government will “of course” comply with the order of the Supreme Court, but it will be prepared for a possible lifting of the regulations during 2023.

“We are making progress in our preparations to manage the border in a safe, orderly and humane manner when Title 42 is finally removed,” she said.

With or without Title 42, the spokeswoman insisted that the solution to the crisis on the border is in the hands of Congress, where the immigration reform proposed by Biden that calls for more funds to reinforce the border remains stalled.

“To really fix our broken immigration system, we need Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform with measures like the ones President Biden proposed on his first day in office,” she said.

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