Biden Administration to Scrap Title 42 Border Policy
Headline Roundup March 31st, 2022
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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to end the use of Title 42, a pandemic-era public health policy used by both the Trump and Biden administrations to rapidly expel migrants at the border, by late May, according to multiple reports.
Why it matters: U.S. officials have been bracing for the policy's end, which could fuel already rising numbers at the border. The government has readied a sweeping contingency plan, preparing for a worst-case scenario of up to 18,000 migrants being taken into custody each day, Homeland Security officials told reporters Tuesday.
What they're saying: The...
The Biden administration is planning to scrap a Trump-era public health policy restricting illegal immigration by May 23 — despite repeated warnings from Democratic lawmakers who represent border states, according to multiple reports.
White House director of communications Kate Bedingfield did not confirm the plans reported by CNN and the Associated Press when asked by reporters Wednesday, referring the matter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Title 42 is a public health directive,” Bedingfield said. “It is not an immigration or migration enforcement measure.”
“We have every expectation...
The Biden administration is preparing to lift Title 42, the public health authority the U.S. has used since the spring of 2020 to stop the spread of Covid by preventing immigrants from crossing the U.S.-Mexico border to claim asylum, say two officials familiar with the planning.
The policy, which the officials say will be lifted on May 23, has blocked more than 1.7 million attempts by immigrants to cross the border since its start during the Trump administration in March 2020, often turning them around and sending them back into poor conditions in...