A federal judge said Monday he intends to temporarily block the Biden administration from lifting the coronavirus border restriction known as Title 42.It would be a victory for Republican-led states and some led by Democrats that sued to keep the immigration policy, which was initiated in the Trump administration.U.S. District Judge Robert R. Summerhays of the Western District of Louisiana announced his intention to grant the motion in a virtual status conference Monday.Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt celebrated the judge’s decision Monday afternoon on Twitter.”This is a huge victory for border security, but the fight continues on,” he wrote.Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced this month that the administration would lift the Title 42 restrictions on May 23, allowing families and single adult asylum-seekers who had been turned away at the U.S.-Mexico border during the pandemic to enter the U.S. and make asylum claims.NBC News has reached out to the Department of Homeland Security for comment on the judge’s remarks.The lawsuit was filed this month by Missouri, Louisiana and Arizona. Alaska, Kansas, Kentucky, Wyoming and other states later signed on in support.The attorneys general of the three Democratic-led states that signed on to the lawsuit are Republicans.The lawsuit opposes the Biden administration’s

Continue To Full Article