FILE - A pair of migrant families from Brazil passes through a gap in the border wall to reach the United States after crossing from Mexico in Yuma, Ariz., to seek asylum on June 10, 2021. The Biden administration may be ending asylum restrictions at the U.S.-Mexico border put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, but the political and humanitarian challenges for the president may only get worse. (AP Photo/Eugene Garcia, File)

Biden’s policies have left southern border ‘wide open,’ former CBP commissioner says

By The National Desk

WASHINGTON (TND) — The future of Title 42, the public health order that allows the U.S. to turn away asylum seekers at the southern border, is resting in the hands of a federal judge.

The decision by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to end the controversial measure has received fierce pushback from Republicans and some Democrats who warn of a massive surge of migrants at the border.

Right now, it’s set to expire on May 23 but nearly two dozen states have filed a lawsuit to keep the policy in place, which is being reviewed by a judge right now. The states argue that the federal government isn’t taking into consideration the strain on state resources in its decision to lift the policy.