Headline RoundupMarch 31st, 2022

Biden Administration to Scrap Title 42 Border Policy

Summary from the AllSides News Team

In keeping with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Biden administration will end Title 42, the COVID-19 public health policy aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19 by unauthorized immigrants, by May 23.

Title 42 was put into place in the spring of 2020 to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in detention facilities, and allowed border officials to expel migrants before they could claim asylum.  The proposed move comes in spite of warnings from several Democratic lawmakers from border states, who fear that there will be a surge of hundreds of thousands more migrants at the border if Title 42 ends. So far, more than 1.7 million migrants have been sent back to their home countries under the policy. 

Media sources across the spectrum, especially on the right, reported on concerns of a border surge after the policy is lifted. Some left-rated sources argued that the policy wasn't supported by science and is at odds with American values.

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