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Biden to Visit Southern Border as Fate of Thousands Stranded in Mexico Remains Uncertain

HeadlineJan 05, 2023

President Biden said he will visit the U.S.-Mexico border next week as part of his upcoming trip to Mexico. It will be Biden’s first visit to the border since taking office and comes amid mounting fallout from the extension of the Trump-era Title 42 by the Supreme Court as Republicans challenge ending the policy, which has been used to expel over 2 million people at the border since March 2020. Biden is expected to focus on “securing” the U.S.’s southern border, leading to fears of further militarization and abuses against asylum seekers. Thousands of migrants have sought asylum in Mexico in recent weeks over fears the U.S. would keep Title 42 in place. This is an asylum seeker from Honduras.

Asylum seeker: “Some of us came here pregnant since the Honduran economy cannot support our needs. What we want is asylum in the United States and to go to a shelter that can support us, so that our family in the U.S. can help us with the little that they have.”

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