DC Circ. Narrows Biden's Migrant Family Expulsion Effort

By Mike LaSusa (March 4, 2022, 4:58 PM EST) -- The Biden administration can continue to use a pandemic-related order to quickly expel certain migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, but it can't send them to countries where they risk torture or severe persecution, the D.C. Circuit ruled Friday.

While the three-judge panel largely upheld Biden's legal authority to continue expelling migrants under the so-called Title 42 order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the judges questioned whether the policy started under former President Donald Trump is actually protecting the public from COVID-19.

"From a public-health perspective, based on the limited record before us, it's far from clear...

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