Vera Institute of Justice Responds to Court Decision to Keep Title 42 In Place

May 24, 2022 – Last Friday, a judge for the United States District Court for the Western District Court of Louisiana granted a preliminary injunction blocking the Biden administration from ending a CDC public health order known as Title 42.

The Vera Institute of Justice issued the following statement:

“Every day that Title 42 remains in effect, it denies people desperately fleeing violence, persecution, and death the right to seek asylum, while doing nothing to stop the spread of COVID-19. Instead, it allows the government to expel whomever it wants, whenever it wants, contrary to our laws. Everyone seeking asylum deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, while afforded every chance of due process. It’s time to stop playing politics with people’s lives and put an end to Title 42.”

About the Vera Institute of Justice
The Vera Institute of Justice is powered by hundreds of advocates, researchers, and activists working to transform the criminal legal and immigration systems until they’re fair for all. Founded in 1961 to advocate for alternatives to money bail in New York City, Vera is now a national organization that partners with impacted communities and government leaders for change. We develop just, antiracist solutions so that money doesn’t determine freedom; fewer people are in jails, prisons, and immigration detention; and everyone is treated with dignity. Vera’s headquarters is in Brooklyn, New York, with offices in Washington, DC, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. For more information, visit