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Biden Administration to Halt Trump-Era Policy Blocking Asylum Seekers in May

HeadlineMar 31, 2022

The White House says it will end a rule blocking people from seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border by May 23. Under Title 42, the Biden administration has used the pandemic as a justification to deny the right to seek asylum to 1.2 million people at the U.S.-Mexico border. That follows 400,000 such expulsions under former President Trump. Democratic Congressmember Juan Vargas of California responded, “Title 42 was never about public health and safety—it was implemented to deny due process to people seeking refuge and protection.”

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