Attorney General Cameron Files Lawsuit to Stop Biden Administration’s Termination of Immigration Policy

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 14, 2022) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed a lawsuit today to stop the Biden Administration’s decision to terminate the Title 42 policy and allow a surge in illegal immigration to the United States.

Title 42 is a policy implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the Trump Administration.  It allows the near-immediate removal of illegal immigrants and helps curb the spread of COVID-19 into the United States. According to the lawsuit filed today by 21 attorneys general, terminating the Title 42 policy “could triple the daily number of illegal aliens attempting to cross the border.”

“The Biden Administration is still requiring masks on airplanes and mandatory vaccination for our military service members and healthcare workers, but they believe that the pandemic is over at the Southern border,” said Attorney General Cameron.  “President Biden has failed to provide a comprehensive plan to address the crisis at the border, and now the Administration’s decision to end the Title 42 policy will allow a surge in illegal immigration, placing additional strain on states across the country.”

According to a recent Morning Consult poll, 56 percent of voters oppose the Biden Administration’s decision to revoke border controls.  The coalition of attorneys general note that if the Title 42 policy is revoked, states will suffer irreparable harm such as “increased expenditures on health care, education, and law enforcement, as well as through increased numbers of crimes.”

The lawsuit asks the court to stop the Biden Administration’s implementation of an order terminating Title 42.

The complaint was filed by a coalition of states, including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

A copy is available here