A US federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Biden administration can continue to evict migrant families caught crossing the US-Mexico border.
The evictions are based on an executive order issued at the outbreak of the corona pandemic.
The conscious order, known as Title 42, was issued in March 2020 by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under former President Donald Trump to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
A federal judge ruled on September 16 that Title 42 could not be applied to families. President Joe Biden’s administration has appealed the ruling. However, Thursday’s court ruling allows the US to continue deporting migrant families.
Earlier in September, Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, urged Title 42 to be lifted, saying the resulting restrictions “deprive most people arriving at the US southwestern land border any opportunity to seek asylum.” to request”.
This would violate “international standards”, according to Grandi.