/ Modified apr 4, 2022 2:05 p.m.

Federal lawsuit seeks to block end to sweeping asylum limits

The lawsuit was filed over the weekend in a Louisiana federal court challenging the planned May 23 end to border controls known as Title 42.

Sasabe 3 The port of entry between Sasabe, Arizona and Sasabe, Sonora is one of the quietest and most remote in Arizona. Earlier this year, it started seeing new traffic, thanks both to construction of the Trump administration's border wall and an influx of migrants being expelled under Title 42.
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Arizona, Louisiana and Missouri have sued President Joe Biden’s administration to prevent federal officials from ending a public health rule that allows many asylum seekers to be turned away at the southern U.S. border.

The lawsuit was filed over the weekend in a Louisiana federal court challenging the planned May 23 end to border controls known as Title 42.

The order was imposed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over coronavirus concerns. The lawsuit says the order is the only thing preventing a chaotic situation on the border.

Officials say up to 18,000 migrants could show up daily.

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