The Biden administration on Friday moved to officially abolish Title 42, a Trump-era policy that allows the rapid deportation of migrants at the border and prevents them from seeking asylum.
This policy, used by the Trump and Biden administrations during the pandemic, will expire on May 23, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced.
“Based on the public health scenario, the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, and procedures for the treatment of covered non-citizens (…) CDC has determined that the protection of these covered non-US citizens is citizens are no longer needed,” the US health agency wrote.
“Title 42 remains in effect until May 23, and until then, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will continue to deport single adults and families found on the southwest border,” for his part, DHS secretary, Alejandro said. Meyerkas, in a press release.
“We have a comprehensive, government-wide strategy in place to manage any potential increase in the number of migrants arriving at our border,” Meyerkas said.
The White House said earlier this week that even after Title 42 was removed, most migrants crossing the border would no longer be able to stay in the United States.
“To be clear, most people who cross the border without legal permission will be quickly placed in deportation proceedings and if they are unable to establish a legal basis for staying in the United States, they will be placed in deportation proceedings quickly.” expelled, White House communications director Kate Bedingfield said Thursday.
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