Title 42: The Controversial Policy That Expels Migrants During the Pandemic

By Fern Greenthumb January 31, 2020

Title 42 is a public health policy that grants the U.S. Centers for Disease Control

Title 42 was initially implemented by the Trump administration in March 2020 as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19.

 Title 42 was extended by the Biden administration, despite widespread criticism from human rights groups and immigration advocates.

 Title 42 has been applied to all non-citizens, including asylum seekers and unaccompanied children.

 The policy has resulted in the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of migrants, many of whom have been sent back to countries where they may face persecution or violence.

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