Biden Administration Considering Extending “Failed” Immigration Policy, Title 42

The Biden administration is considering delaying repeal of Title 42, an immigration policy that allowed federal agents to be more restrictive. turn away and expel millionsUnder the guise public health, asylum seekers are stopped at the border.

President Joe Biden’s inner circleHe has been reportedly discussing the possibility of extending the policy for an indeterminate period of time. facing pressureSen. Chris Coons (D–Delaware), moderate Democrats, to do so. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announced earlier this month that they had released a new report. announced that the administration is planning to end its use of the policy on May 23, saying that it’s no longer necessary due to current public health conditions.

The news angered immigration advocates, who already feel aggrieved at the fact that Biden has retained the policy, which was originally invoked in March 2020 by Donald Trump, so long into Biden’s tenure.

“Unacceptable. Shame on the Biden Administration and Democrats for trying to keep this racist sham public health order alive,” wroteTwitter: Refugee and Immigrant Centre for Education and Legal Service (RAICES).

Late last month, a group consisting of 87 immigrant advocacy organisations was led by the Haitian Bridge Alliance & Immigration Hub wrote a letter to the Biden administration saying that the “ongoing use of Title 42 undermines our trust in the administration,” especially since the administration had considered rescinding the order last summer but ended up extending it.

Immigration advocates have called Title 42 a “failed,” racist policy that serves only to hurt the most vulnerable people at the border. It has. A crisis was caused at the nation’s southern border, endangering thousands — if not millions — of people who are risking their lives to seek safety in the U.S. The administration was already considering extending this policy even before the news broke. Once again, immigration advocates were skeptical that the policy would be repealed in a way that wouldn’t cause further harm to asylum seekers.

“The announcement to terminate Title 42 is long overdue,” Haddy Gassama, UndocuBlack Network’s national director of policy and advocacy, Submitted PrismThis week: earlier. “Organizations such as UndocuBlack and Haitian Bridge Alliance and many others have been pushing for the end of this policy for pretty much the two years since its inception. But, we weren’t able to celebrate immediately because there were so many questions around the implementation of that termination and what it would look like.”

Title 42 should only be used when there is a pressing need to protect the public’s health. public health experts say that there isn’t any evidence that the policy actually helps to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, public health experts say that moves like lifting the federal mask mandate for air travel, as a federal judge’s ruling did on Monday, could help spread the virus and is against public health principles — but the Biden administration has been wafflingWhether or not it will appeal the ruling.

Instead, immigration advocates say it’s clear that the use of Title 42 is political, rather than public health related.

“There is not even an attempt at pretext anymore that Title 42 is anything other than a political measure attempting to set immigration policy. But that’s not legal. At all,” explained Aaron Reichlin-MelnickOn Twitter,, senior policy counsel at the American Immigration Council. “It’s a public health law that can only be used when there is a ‘serious danger’ of ‘introducing’ a disease.”

Conservative Democrats also frustrate immigration advocates like Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) for their support of a recent bill that would codify Title 42 into law, with RAICES dubbing it the “Stephen Miller bill,” after the Trump senior adviser who crafted much of the far right president’s racist and restrictive immigration agenda.

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