Just hours before the public health measure Title 42 was about to expire, a federal court in Florida issued a two-week temporary order of protection on a Biden admin. border policy. Karine Jean-Pierre, Press Secretary, referred to the decision as “sabotage” in an attempt to damage the country’s judicial system on behalf of the angry government.
On the decision, she responded, “Let me simply say, um, look, the way we’re seeing that is actually sabotage. That to us is pure and simple.”
Biden and his allies, including Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), have had a history of questioning the legitimacy of our nation’s courts. For example, in Aug. 2022, the president stated that “We can’t permit a Supreme Court that is out-of-control to urge an extreme agenda which takes away rights as well as personal free will,” and in 2020, Schumer threatened the SCOTUS by stating that “you are going to pay a price” if it didn’t rule in our favor.
One out of the three bodies of our government being undermined poses a real danger to democracy.
The restraining order’s author, Justice T. Kent Wetherell II, wasn’t amused by the White House’s theatrics and declined to suspend his decision. He was blunt in his criticism on Biden’s passivity at the border and referred to the request to lift the TRO as “borderline ridiculous.”
“The Chicken Little reasoning of the DHS regarding the impact of it being incapable of (mis)using ‘parole’ under either law to serve as a tool for processing the influx of aliens showing up at the southern border are difficult to square in light of the DHS Secretary’s latest remarks that simply a small percentage of the individuals we are likely to encounter’ are going to get paroled into the United States and that ‘the overwhelming majority will be dealt with within our border control facilities as well as our ICE custody facilities,'” the author wrote.
“Chicken Little,” also known as “Henny Penny” in certain countries, is a reference to the tale of a young chicken that believes the sky is falling after being struck in the head by a nut that fell from a tree. Before they finally realize everything is alright, she goes about yelling, “The sky is falling, really, the sky is falling!” and even convinces many among her animal pals of the impending doom.
The in-issue policy is referred to as “parole under conditions,” which essentially gives the government full reign to free illegals from detention without providing alien identification numbers or establishing court dates which means there is no way of tracking them.
Author: Blake Ambrose