Supreme Court praised for Title 42 border security ruling: ‘Huge victory’

Twitter was shocked by Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision on Title 42. Many users were praising it.

The Supreme Court upheld Title 42, a Trump-era policy allowing immigration officials to expel migrants quickly to protect public health in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Many people on Twitter praised the ruling and said that it was crucial to enforce America’s borders.

Marsha (Catron), Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, said that the department would enforce the policy.

She tweeted, “As required today by the Supreme Court order,” that Title 42 public health order would remain in force and those who try to enter the United States illegally will be expelled to Mexico. People should not believe the lies of smugglers, who exploit vulnerable migrants and put lives at risk. We will continue to enforce all immigration laws and the border is not closed.


Senator Mike Lee (Republican from Utah) tweeted that the ruling would deter future border crossings.

“SCOTUS’s temporary suspension of Title 42 protections will prevent a surge in drug trafficking and trafficking. It will save lives. But as Democrats rejected my attempt to rectify this situation legislativally, it falls on @POTUS that the laws currently in force,” he tweeted.

“Today, SCOTUS handed Texas an enormous victory by allowing Title 42 remain in place after Biden illegally attempted to terminate this crucial policy,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R.) tweeted. “I will fight at all costs and do everything I can to protect our border and keep Texans secure.

R. Glenn Youngkin (Virginia Governor) praised the ruling but demanded more action.

He tweeted, “Today’s Title 42 stay by the Supreme Court was much needed but the Biden Administration must do more for our southern border security.” “Too many lives have been lost because of the fentanyl epidemic, which was enabled by the open border. We need to take action immediately.”

Others on social media expressed similar concerns about Title 42’s insufficient coverage of border security.

“I appreciate the Supreme Court’s decision not to repeal Title 42. But the status quo cannot be sustained,” Rep.-elect Monica De La Cruz (R-Texas) tweeted: “We need to find a long-term solution for our border crisis that protects American citizens, holds cartels responsible, and restores order at the border.”

Michael Burgess (Republican from Texas) wrote that “Today was just a step in the right direction, but not enough.” @POTUS must secure the southern border!

“While I am grateful that the Supreme Court upheld Title 42,” Rep.-elect Nick LaLota (R-NY.) tweeted. “If the Biden Administration refuses to act to keep Americans safer and support law enforcement,” Congress must act.

The official Twitter account of the organization said that Title 42, which was due to expire this month, has been allowed to continue temporarily while litigation continues. “This decision allows the government to continue illegally exiling asylum seekers. This barbaric policy must be stopped.”