USA has launched a plan to end the Title 42a health regulation used to expressly expel migrants who arrive at the southern border under the pretext of the pandemic covid-19.
This Tuesday’s announcement comes after a federal judge gave the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a period of five weeks to suspend the rule.
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“We are activating our plans” by the time Title 42 is lifted, DHS Acting Assistant Secretary Blas Nuñez-Neto said on a call with reporters.
When this regulation put in place by former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) is suspended, the Title 8which allows migrants to request asylum at ports of entry and gives the Government the power to deport and even impose penalties on those who do not meet the requirements and are considered inadmissible.
The Executive’s plans include measures to reduce processing times, apply reprisals to those who cross the border illegally and work with governments in the region, including Mexico, to deal with coyotes and human traffickers, Núñez explained.
“There are more than 23,000 agents at the border and we have significantly increased our detention capacity to be able to transport migrants and deport them,” the official noted.
nuñez He also announced that, as part of its preparation, the Administration of Joe Biden is in talks with governments in the region to be able to deport Venezuelans to third countries.
“Third countries have been used to repatriate Venezuelans historically and it is something that we are going to continue doing,” the official assured.
USA does not have diplomatic relations with Venezuela and at the beginning of October the Government of Biden reached an agreement with Mexico to be able to expel migrants from this South American country who arrive at the southern border.
Last week, Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan of the District of Columbia issued a ruling compelling the government to end the Title 42which I call “arbitrary and capricious.”
The Title 42 originates from a 19th century law designed to stop “the introduction” of contagious diseases in the US Under the pretext of this regulation, the US does not allow migrants to apply for asylum when they arrive in its territory and are expelled from the country by fast track.
The main difference between regulations is that the Title 8 forces the authorities to transfer the undocumented to detention centers for several hours where they can request asylum, while the Title 42 allows to solve the deportation in 15 minutes and without space for asylum.
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Sullivan’s court ruling not only knocked down one of the last barriers imposed by Trump to immigration that were left standing, but posed a challenge to the Administration of Biden at a time when there are record arrests of undocumented migrants on the border with Mexico.
In October alone there were 230,000 arrests at the US-Mexico border, with more than 78,400 expulsions from US territory.
Under Title 42, the US has expelled more than 2.5 million migrants, according to data from the International Rescue Committee.
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