CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey asked the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to permit a group of states led by Arizona and Louisiana to intervene in Huisha-Huisha v. Mayorkas, a case in which a judge terminated the Title 42 policy. This policy is one of the last remaining tools at the southern border.
“We will keep fighting the Biden administration’s utter disregard for protecting our southern border,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Biden’s open border policy is a danger to our homeland, and we will do everything within the boundaries of the law to set this administration straight.”
Title 42 allows border officials to turn away migrants because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The policy has been in effect since March 2020 to turn away thousands of migrants to try and keep communicable diseases, like COVID-19, out of the country.
Without the Attorney General’s intervention, Title 42 will cease to exist on Dec. 21, dramatically worsening the border crisis right before Christmas. As the states’ motion explains, termination of Title 42 will exacerbate “the costs imposed on the States. Allowing intervention will ensure those interests are represented.”
Joining Attorney General Morrisey are the attorneys general of Arizona, Louisiana, Alabama, Alaska, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming.
Read a copy of the motion to intervene at: http://bit.ly/3U1PcAi.