Biden government extends Title 42 that allows the expulsion of undocumented immigrants at the border due to COVID-19

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  • LAST MINUTE: ‘Biden’s coup’ for undocumented immigrants, he extends Title 42.
  • Immediate expulsions of immigrants will continue.
  • Trump’s measure will remain in effect in the Biden administration.

Biden’s government extends Title 42 that allows the expulsion of undocumented immigrants at the border due to COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended the measure imposed by the Trump administration on Monday.

The health measure allows the expulsion of immigrants who cross the border illegally due to the health emergency provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic, Efe points out. The Biden government extended the so-called Title 42 that authorizes the expulsion of immigrants.

Biden administration extends title 42 to expel immigrants

Biden administration extends title 42 to expel immigrants
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Title 42 uses public health reasons to remove undocumented immigrants who have just entered the country, highlights Efe. In a release, the CDC indicated that “regardless of their country of origin, migration through Canada and Mexico to the United States creates a serious danger of introduction of COVID-19 in the country.”

Therefore, the CDC considered that “a temporary suspension is necessary to protect public health.” The extension of this measure takes place from this August 2 and will remain in force until the director of the CDC determines it.

Who will not be affected by title 42?

Who will not be affected by title 42?
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Rochelle Paula Walensky, will decide on the danger of a greater introduction of COVID-19 to the United States by undocumented foreigners when it has ceased to be a serious danger to public health, the institution clarified in the statement.

Immigrant minors who cross the border alone will not be affected by the measure. “The order supersedes the October 13, 2020 order previously issued under this authority,” the CDC said of the order imposed under Trump’s tenure.

Biden government reveals when title 42 could end

Biden government reveals when title 42 could end
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“The CDC continues to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic at US borders and ports of entry,” the health institution highlighted. The agency will analyze transmission risks of COVID-19 as well as its variants and measures against them.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and our risk assessment changes, the CDC will re-evaluate the existing Order,” said the statement, which also revealed that such reviews to remove or maintain the order will be every sixty days.

They sue the Biden government to eliminate title 42

They sue the Biden government to eliminate title 42
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The announcement comes on the same day that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Texas Civil Rights Project, the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies and other groups filed a lawsuit against the Administration of President Joe Biden to stop applying title 42.

The lawsuit against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, filed in Federal Court for the District of Columbia, argues that Title 42 “violates long-standing immigration statutes that require asylum seekers to have a full and fair process.” Efe points out.

Donald Trump implemented the measure against illegal immigrants

 

The government of President Donald Trump implemented the measure in March 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic began, Efe recalls. So far in fiscal year 2021, which began last October, more than 750,000 immigrants have been expelled under Title 42.

Last June, 103,014 foreigners who entered through the southern border were returned to Mexico, due to this rule. Groups that last year sued the government of President Donald Trump for the use of a health measure to expel migrants who cross the border in an undocumented way, today sued the government of President Joe Biden for continuing it.

Biden has continued to apply it and announced additional measures

Biden has continued to apply it and announced additional measures
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Tens of thousands of migrants, mostly Central Americans and Mexicans, who arrived at the southern border of the United States have been expelled from the country since the Trump administration ordered in March 2020 the use of so-called Title 42, which authorizes expulsion for health reasons public, Efe points out.

The Biden government, which had indicated a possible pause in the use of Title 42, has continued to apply it and last week announced additional measures to return to their countries certain families who arrive at the border, Efe recalls.

“It must end,” activists demand

"Must end", demand activists
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“We gave the Biden administration more than enough time to resolve the problems left by the Trump administration, but it has given us no other option but to return to court,” said Lee Gelerent, an ACLU attorney, according to Efe.

For his part, Shaw Drake, an attorney for the ACLU in Texas, said that “the illegal expulsion of vulnerable families by the Biden government must end.” Karla Mariso Vargas, a lawyer for the Texas Civil Rights Project, added that the groups decided to initiate the lawsuit “because the lives of children, entire families, and extremely vulnerable people are at stake.”

“It is more than cruel”

"It's more than cruel" the use of the norm, activists claim
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“It is more than cruel to use a minor public health rule to reject without process due to families seeking protection,” he added. “And it is illegal.” As if this weren’t enough, Biden is now facing criticism for letting the order to prevent evictions expire.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, and other Democratic legislators on Sunday urged the administration of President Joe Biden to immediately extend the national moratorium on evictions, considering that it is a “moral imperative” to prevent Americans from evicted from their homes during a COVID-19 spike.

Biden faces more problems for being left without eviction protection

You face more problems for being left without eviction protection
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Approximately 3.6 million americans they are at risk of eviction, some even since Monday. Congress failed to pass a bill quickly to extend the moratorium, which expired at midnight Saturday, and Democratic leaders said in a statement that it is now up to the Biden administration to act.

Lawmakers urged the Biden Administration to extend the moratorium until Oct. 18. “Action is required, and it must come from the government,” Pelosi said in the statement signed by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer; Chairman James E. Clyburn and Deputy Chairman Katherine Clark.

Frustration and anger with the president

Frustration and anger with the president
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“Science and reason demand that they also extend the moratorium due to the delta variant. Doing so is a moral imperative ”. Some Democratic lawmakers said they were caught off guard Thursday when Biden announced that he would not extend the moratorium again, following a Supreme Court ruling hinting at the need for Congress to act for another extension.

Legislators only had a few days to act before the ban expired, which generated frustration and anger, and exposed an unusual disagreement with the government. New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday after the moratorium expired that Democrats have to “call things by their names.”

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