Is Biden’s New ‘Transit Ban’ on Asylum-Seekers Similar to Trump-Era Policy?
Claim: As Trump-era public health order Title 42 expired on May 11, 2023, the Biden administration implemented another restrictive policy pertaining to asylum-seekers. Similar to a Trump-era rule, this one disqualifies migrants from U.S. protection if they fail to seek refuge in a third country, like Mexico, before crossing the U.S. southern border.
On May 11, 2023, Title 42, a controversial pandemic-related immigration policy implemented in 2020 by then-U.S. President Donald Trump, was set to expire. In turn, President Joe Biden was set to implement a new set of...