A group of mainly Republican-led states are seeking to get involved in the deliberations over Title 42 and want a federal judge to keep the border expulsion public health rule in place.
In a filing with the court on Monday night, fifteen state attorneys general requested to intervene in the case after federal Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., ruled against Title 42 last week. The policy is set to expire on December 21, but the states want to see it prolonged.
The states requesting to intervene are Arizona, Louisiana, Alabama, Alaska, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
“Because invalidation of the Title 42 Orders will directly harm the States, they now seek to intervene