Friday 20 May 2022 06:52 PM Migrants pour through gaps in the border wall with Title 42 set to expire MONDAY trends now
Ahead of next week's planned end of Title 42, migrants were seen pouring in through the gaps in the U.S.-Mexico border wall and lining up to be taken in for processing in photos taken Thursday.
Title 42, the pandemic-era public health rule that restricts immigration, is set to end Monday.
As of the beginning of this month, more than 1.9 million people have been expelled under Title 42 since April 2020, most of them under the Biden administration.
Border Patrol agents encountered 234,000 unlawful crossings in April, a new record high, and about 41 percent of the encounters ended in a Title 42 expulsion. Some of those crossings were repeat offenders.
About 97,000 were expelled under Title 42 and 110,000 were released into the U.S., according to Biden administration data.
Another 15,000 were expelled under Title 8, a U.S. immigration policy used when migrants who try to cross unlawfully cannot establish any legal basis for being in the country. DHS has said it will expand use of Title 8 once Title 42 is gone.
States led by Arizona, Missouri and Louisiana claim the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is violating the Administrative Procedures Act because they did not provide a notice-and-comment period for the plan to lift Title 42. The law also bars moves deemed 'arbitrary and capricious.'
The states claim that the Biden administration failed to account for the added cost to them of more migrants being allowed in.
The Biden administration stressed in its arguments that the CDC has the authority to end Title 42 because it is a public health order, not an immigration order.
President Biden will be in Japan when the border policy is expected to expire, in his first trip to Asia as president. He was under intense pressure from progressives tp end the pandemic-era restriction, but some Democrats, particularly those up for re-election in swing districts, have called on the president to delay the policy's end until he's come up with a more