The news is filled with stories about the termination of Title 42 and the anticipated impact of illegal crossings at the United State’s southern border with Mexico. In short, ending Title 42 will discontinue the border’s ability to immediately turn away and expel individuals who cross the border because of a possible health risk. Title 42 was implemented during the pandemic to help stop the spread of COVID-19. What does the end of Title 42 mean for those individuals seeking emergency asylum in the U.S.?
Changes with the Termination of Title 42
The U.S. government is preparing for the termination of Title 42 with four specific strategies. These strategies are designed to create order at ports of entry and protect the safety of our borders. The U.S. government has stressed that all individuals who seek to cross our border should use one of the legal processes provided to them.
- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is implementing processes similar to those that worked successfully for Venezuelans and Ukrainians to help asylum seekers from Cuba, Haiti, and Nicaragua. This program will include a method for safe, orderly, and legal entry to the United States with work authorization. Those who fail to use the process will be held accountable with significant consequences. Read more about the parole program for Ukrainian citizens here.
- Noncitizens will be able to use an online application, “CBP One,” to schedule an appointment at a port of entry, eliminating the need for them to show up and wait at the border.
- DHS will be putting more resources into removing individuals crossing the border illegally under Title 8. Under Title 8, those arriving at the border without documents or trying to enter between ports of entry can be removed without their case being decided by an immigration court. Those declaring asylum are interviewed by an officer before removal and deportation.
- DHS and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are working together to create a program to incentivize using new and existing lawful procedures for entering the United States. This proposed rule will be subject to public comment before implementation.
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