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Refugee Advocates Sue as Biden Admin Continues Trump-Era Border Policy

HeadlineAug 03, 2021

Immigrant justice groups are suing the Biden administration over its use of Title 42 — a Trump-era policy that allows for the expedited deportations of asylum seekers arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, citing so-called public health concerns during the pandemic. The Biden administration says it will continue enforcing the policy, which could bar entry to hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers. Already, Human Rights Watch says over 600,000 asylum seekers have been expelled from the U.S. under Title 42 since March of 2020. The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, RAICES and Oxfam, among other groups, which denounce Title 42 as cruel, illegal and a violation of due process rights. 

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