‘Not an immigration law.’ As Lafayette judge weighs COVID policy, asylum seekers remain in limbo | Courts

Betty Q. Hixson

A federal judge in Lafayette heard arguments Friday on whether the Biden administration should end a controversial Trump-era pandemic restriction, known as Title 42, later this month. Judge Robert Summerhays of the U.S. Western District of Louisiana confirmed Friday his temporary restraining order that stopped the Biden administration from processing the end of […]

Biden Admin and DOJ COVID Healthcare Enforcement Options in 2022

Betty Q. Hixson

“The Department remains committed to using every available federal tool—including criminal, civil, and administrative actions—to combat and prevent COVID-19 related fraud. We will continue to hold accountable those who seek to exploit the pandemic for personal gain, to protect vulnerable populations, and to safeguard the integrity of taxpayer-funded programs” US […]