Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Op-Ed: Continuing Trump’s pretext to block asylum claims, Biden defies the law and good politics

In commentary in the Los Angeles TimesProfessor Karen Musalo takes the Biden administration to task for continuing President Trump's use of Title 42.  Her opening:

"The so-called Title 42 border closure, which uses the COVID-19 pandemic to justify immediate expulsion or deportation of people fleeing persecution and torture, has always been heartless and illegal. So why is the Biden administration indefinitely continuing this most egregious and unlawful of Trump’s immigration policies? Recent reports confirm that it’s in part because the White House doesn’t want the political repercussions of ending it.

That craven position would be a flimsy defense in court. It’s also simply bad politics."


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