The plaintiffs claim the Biden administration’s plans to roll back the policy are “arbitrary and capricious” because the government didn’t follow the rules required to make such a change.
The CDC declined CNN’s request for comment, saying it doesn’t comment on pending litigation.
Immigrant rights advocates who work along the border and leading Democratic lawmakers have been pushing the administration to end Title 42, arguing the public health restriction was merely a pretext for the US to stop vulnerable people from seeking asylum. Many have praised reports that the policy will be ending soon, while also criticizing the delay.
Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers have been lambasting the Biden administration for even considering lifting Title 42.