Louisiana v. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit, 2022)
Under the Trump Administration and continued under the Biden Administration, a public health law called Title 42 has been used against many seeking asylum and other forms of immigration relief at the U.S. border, denying them entry under the pretext of covid-19 prevention. The Biden Administration had announced that it would stop expelling migrants under Title 42 starting May 23, 2022. The plaintiff states in this case are challenging the Title 42 wind-down on Administrative Procedure Act grounds. ADL joined 40 other civil rights and immigration advocacy organizations in an amicus brief led by Justice Action Center and the Tulane Immigrant Rights Clinic in support of the winding down of Title 42. The amicus brief argues that the end of Title 42 is in the public interest, asserting that the District Court erred when it failed to consider that the Title 42 order subjects asylum seekers to kidnapping, rape, extortion, torture, and family separation.