FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2022
IRAP RESPONDS TO COURT RULING BLOCKING U.S. GOVERNMENT FROM EXPELLING MIGRANT FAMILIES TO PERSECUTION OR TORTURE
(New York, NY) – Today, a federal appeals court ruled in Huisha-Huisha v. Mayorkas that the U.S. government must stop using the Title 42 public health authority to summarily expel families to places where they face persecution or torture.
International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) Litigation Staff Attorney, Kathryn Austin, responded to the decision:
“IRAP is heartened by the Court’s ruling, which recognizes that protections for people fleeing persecution and torture are mandatory and blocks the Biden administration from applying its Title 42 policy in its current form while plaintiffs continue to pursue their claims in court. The Biden administration now must fulfill its pledge to restore a just and humane immigration system by fully revoking the Title 42 policy and other illegal barriers to asylum.”
Read IRAP’s amicus brief in the case: HERE
Read IRAP’s press release responding to September’s preliminary injunction: HERE