Complete coverage of U.S. immigration policy Title 42
Title 42, a public health statute that allowed the U.S. to swiftly expel migrants who crossed the border with Mexico during the COVID-19 pandemic, was lifted May 11.
The decades-old statute was invoked by the Trump administration in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic. The policy has expired, along with the country’s COVID-19 health emergency.
‘We want to be Americans’: Migrants flow through Mexico’s southern border after Title 42’s end
Following the expiration of Title 42, U.S.-bound migrants are still arriving at Mexico’s southern border to travel north, in a chaotic scene.
The Biden administration was worried border crossings would surge after Title 42 expired. Officials, experts and migrants help explain why numbers have fallen instead.
Despite the end of pandemic-era rules, border crossings fell over the weekend. But Biden faces legal challenges to his immigration policy from both the left and the right.
Migrants waiting in border towns have increasingly turned to TikTok, Facebook, YouTube and other social media sites for updates on how the expiration of immigration policy Title 42 will affect them.
Some speculated that the end of Title 42, a policy used amid the COVID-19 pandemic to turn back migrants at the border, would bring an influx of crossings.
Title 42’s end is driving frustration and uncertainty among migrants, who must now use mobile app CBP One to seek one of just 1,000 appointments granted daily to seek asylum at the border in the U.S.
Shelters and other groups assisting immigrants are bracing for a surge of people needing help after the end of Title 42.
Hours after the end of Title 42 immigration restrictions, U.S. officials said they hadn’t seen an influx of crossings at the border or any significant increase in migration.
In Tijuana, migrants wait in an area between two layers of border wall that has become an open-air holding cell for the U.S. Border Patrol.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday aiming to immediately block a Biden administration policy that would limit asylum access for those who cross the border without authorization.
Title 42, the policy used to keep asylum seekers out of the U.S. during the pandemic, expired Thursday night, ushering in a new era for U.S. border control.
Facing more migrants at the border and significant capacity constraints in detention centers ahead of Title 42’s expiration, the Biden administration is cutting the time asylum seekers have to find attorneys.
U.S.-Mexico border towns brace for Title 42 expiration as migrant arrivals push capacity limits
Across the southern border with Mexico on Wednesday, communities, migrants and border agents braced for the long-anticipated end of Title 42 orders. Most U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities were already overcapacity.
New ICE program will put families under home curfew, deport those who fail asylum screenings
A new ICE program set to take effect soon will subject migrant families to GPS monitoring and a curfew.
‘We are giving ... individuals who are in our custody the option of voluntarily returning to the country from which they came,’ DHS chief says.
The border policy that has expelled asylum seekers for more than three years is set to end Thursday. However, it may seem like not much has changed.
Biden to send 1,500 active-duty soldiers to U.S.-Mexico border before Title 42 order expires. About 2,500 National Guard members are already there.
U.S. to set up migrant centers in Guatemala, Colombia to curb border arrivals when Title 42 orders end
When Title 42 orders lift, immigration agents will return to processing people under Title 8. Deportations under Title 8 carry stiffer consequences.
Administration officials say the pause is temporary and designed to ensure that the country is prepared for a potential increase in border crossings.
U.S. immigration politics have shifted on their axis over the last 10 days. Now ‘we will never go back to what it was before Trump,’ one advocate warns.
Asylum seekers face decision to split up families or wait indefinitely under new border policy
Families seeking asylum are finding themselves confronted with a seemingly impossible decision: Wait indefinitely for enough appointments to open up for the whole family through a new mobile app, or split up.
The plan calls for expelling more migrants without considering their asylum claims; expanding avenues for Nicaraguans, Haitians and Cubans to enter.
The justices grant an appeal from GOP-led states that sought to keep Title 42 in place to prevent a new surge of migrants.
President Biden’s lawyers urged the Supreme Court to reject an emergency appeal from Republican-led states and end the Trump-era COVID-19 border policy.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. issued a temporary order that will preserve — for now — a policy that turned away most migrants seeking asylum.
President Biden spoke with Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador as pressure mounts over White House immigration plan to end Title 42 authority.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas defended the administration’s plan to rescind pandemic-related restrictions on seeking asylum.
The Supreme Court upholds Biden’s broad power to repeal the Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy.
Title 42 is a public health policy that’s being used to determine whether immigrants can cross the border. Here’s how it works.
Even as Biden administration officials call Title 42 a ‘source of pain,’ they’re defending the Trump-era pandemic policy.
Few along the border, from asylum seekers to U.S. agents, have answers for how President Biden will confront the challenge left to him by Trump, with about 30,000 migrants waiting in limbo and thousands more heading north.