Monday, March 20, 2023

Three Years of Title 42

The American Immigration Council in "Three Years of Title 42" evaluates the impacts of the Title 42 order.  Beyond the drastic toll on human life and shifting public health policies, one startling constant has persisted throughout the pandemic. For three years now, the United States has turned its back on countless asylum seekers under Title 42—a Trump-era policy invoked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on March 20, 2020. Read More »

The conclusion:

"We hope that short-sighted political pressures to institute draconian border policies do not overshadow the calls from advocates to do the right thing. Border `solutions' that myopically focus on excluding migrants miss the point. We are supposed to be a nation of laws and have legal and constitutional commitments to offer migrants a fair process to seek protection. Three years after the start of Title 42, it is time to finally return to our promise to restore access to asylum."


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