What to know about Title 42: How its end could affect immigration

Posted on AllSides May 8th, 2023
From The Left
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There’s a lot of mention of “Title 42” lately. With it comes images of crowds of people crossing or on the banks of the Rio Grande, which divides the U.S. and Mexico. As it is expected to end Thursday, it might be a good time to understand what it's all about.

What is Title 42?

Title 42 is a part of U.S. law that deals with public health, social welfare and civil rights. It gives the federal government the authority to take emergency action to keep communicable diseases out of...

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