Biden Ends C.D.C. Title 42 Early for Immigrants at Border

Border Patrol will now end Title 42 COVID expulsions for certain migrants according to a source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Originally, the CDC announced the order would be ending May 23, 2022, but the agency will now be terminating the rule early for many individuals crossing the border.
  • Single adults from El Salvador, Honduras, Columbia, and Guatemala will no longer be forced into immediate expulsions, Breitbart reported.
  • However, the order will still be in effect for those coming from Mexico and certain Central American countries.
CBP COMMISSIONER CHRIS MAGNUS:

“As a result of the CDC’s termination of its Title 42 public health order, we will likely face an increase in encounters above the current high levels.”

BACKGROUND:
  • Title 42 is an order by the CDC that was put into place in March 2020 under President Donald Trump to minimize the spread of COVID by ensuring that only essential travel occurred at the borders.
  • With Biden’s end date of the order next month looming, Border Patrol agents and local officials along the border are bracing for an even greater influx of illegal immigrants.
  • Border Patrol has apprehended nearly 150,000 single adult migrants since October, and, instead of immediate expulsion from the country, illegal aliens will now be allowed to seek asylum.