12 May 2023 - 60 000 migrants waiting near the U.S.-Mexico border as Title 42 ends
Title 42 is ending. Here’s what it has done, and how US immigration policy is changing
Colleen Long (AP News, 11/05/2023)
The U.S. is putting new restrictions into place at its southern border to try to to stop migrants from crossing illegally and encourage them instead to apply for asylum online through a new process.
Strict new rules come into force at US-Mexico border as Title 42 immigration ban expires
Marisol Chávez (The Guardian, 12/05/2023)
The US has ended Covid-19 border restrictions that blocked many migrants at the border with Mexico, immediately replacing the so-called Title 42 restrictions with sweeping new asylum rules meant to deter illegal crossings.
Secretary of homeland security Alejandro N. Mayorkas said on Thursday evening that 24,000 border patrol agents and officers had been sent to the border to enforce US laws, adding “the border is not open”.
Senate seeks long shot solution with Title 42 deadline on deck
Al Weaver and Rafael Bernal (The Hill, 11/05/2023)
Lawmakers are seeking a long shot legislative replacement for Title 42 ahead of its expiration on Thursday, which many worry will lead to a surge of migrants at the border.
Harris faces critical test on migration effort when Title 42 ends
Jasmine Wright and Priscilla Alvarez (CNN, 11/05/2023)
As President Joe Biden’s approach to migration at the US-Mexico border confronts its most critical test yet when Title 42 expires, his No. 2, Kamala Harris, will face what’s likely to be her own perception problem.