Morale among Border Patrol agents is at an “all-time low” as they face massive, unprecedented border numbers as well as a looming end to the Title 42 public health order, which is expected to further fuel the overwhelming surge.
“The agents are upset. I’ve never seen agents so upset as I have under what is currently going on,” Brandon Judd, head of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) told Fox News Digital in an interview.
And now, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said Monday that his office obtained a temporary restraining order blocking the Biden administration from lifting Title 42.
Texas-based U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Trump appointee, ruled against the Biden administration.
He held that the administration had failed to provide an adequate justification and follow proper procedures in effectuating its rescission.
As a reminder, Title 42 is a public health order that enables immigration agents to quickly expel illegal immigrants because of concerns the immigrants have COVID-19.
The lawsuit was originally filed by Missouri, Louisiana, and Arizona in the U.S. District Court in Louisiana.
“It’s just really important for our national security, for our border security. It’s one of the few things the federal government is actually supposed to do — securing the border — and Joe Biden is not interested in that, so under our system of federalism, the states are going to push back,” Schmitt told Fox News Digital last week.
Now it will be heard at the Supreme Court tomorrow morning.
Trump-Appointed Federal Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Barring Joe Biden From Lifting Title 42
A Trump-appointed federal judge on Monday granted a temporary restraining order to prevent the Biden Regime from lifting Title 42, a Trump-era order blocking asylum seekers at the US border.
Title 42 was used by President Trump in 2020 to expel migrants seeking asylum during the Covid pandemic.
Biden ordered Title 42 to be lifted on May 23, but a federal judge just barred him from ending the Trump-era order.
Earlier this month, Arizona Louisiana, and Missouri filed the lawsuit against Biden’s decision to end Title 42 on May 23.
US District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana Robert Summerhays, a Trump appointee, granted a temporary restraining order on Monday.
“In a lawsuit originally filed by Missouri, Louisiana, and Arizona, our Office just obtained a temporary restraining order to keep Title 42 in place. This is a huge victory for border security, but the fight continues on.” Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said.
The following states have, so far, joined the lawsuit:
Arizona, Louisiana, Missouri, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.