Trump-Era Immigration Limits Remain in Place; Canceled Flights Leave Passengers Stranded; New Orleans Holiday Weekend Marred by Violence

Trump-Era Immigration Limits Remain in Place

The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Tuesday that Trump-era border restrictions known as Title 42 will remain in place while legal challenges continue to play out. The ruling is a victory for Republican states who have urged the court to keep the restrictions in place. Title 42 allows U.S. border agents to immediately turn away immigrants who have arrived at or crossed the southern border in the name of COVID-19 protection.

“Courts should not be in the business of perpetuating administrative edicts designed for one emergency only because elected officials have failed to address a different emergency,” Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in his dissent.

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Canceled Flights Leave Passengers Stranded

A brutal winter storm has left passengers stranded across the country, and New Orleans is no exception. As of 10 p.m. Monday, more than 3,000 flights across the U.S. have been canceled. Southwest Airlines represented the vast majority of those canceled flights, with a whopping 71% of its scheduled flights for Monday canceled – ten times that of any other carrier. At Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, 38 flights had been canceled as of 8 a.m. Tuesday.

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New Orleans Holiday Weekend Marred by Violence

A violent holiday weekend left families across New Orleans devastated. On Friday, local comedian “Boogie B” Montrell was struck by a stray bullet and killed in the parking lot of Rouses on Baronne Street. Just after midnight Monday morning, two teenagers were killed and four others wounded during a shooting in the Lower 9th Ward.

So far, the city’s homicide rate is 31% higher this year than this time last year.

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