November 23, 2022 – Virginia’s Attorney General Miyares is struggling to keep Title 42 in place

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Virginia Attorney General Miyares is fighting to keep Title 42 in place

RICHMOND, VA – Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares petitioned the District Court for the U.S. District of Columbia to allow a group of states led by Arizona and Louisiana to intervene in Huisha-Huisha v. Mayorkas, a case in which a judge ended the Title 42 policy. This policy is one of the last remaining tools to strengthen the protection of our southern border.

“The southern border crisis affects us all as the cartels continue to exploit their weakness to smuggle drugs, particularly fentanyl, into our country. Title 42 is critical to fighting back, securing our border and keeping these dangerous substances out,” Attorney General Miyares said.

Without the intervention of General Miyares, Title 42 will no longer exist on December 21st, which will dramatically exacerbate the border crisis just before Christmas. As the states’ motion explains, the termination of Title 42 “will exacerbate the costs imposed on states. Allowing intervention ensures that those interests are represented.”

General Miyares will be joined by the attorneys general of Arizona, Louisiana, Alabama, Alaska, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming.

See movement here.