The Biden White House is ready to end a Trump-era policy that allowed the immediate return of illegal immigrants to Mexico due to Covid returns. Get ready.
According to the Wall Street Journal:
The Biden administration plans to end its use of Title 42, a Trump-era pandemic border policy that allows the government to immediately turn away migrants at the southern border, by the end of May, according to a draft of the order reviewed by The Wall Street Journal and officials familiar with the matter.
Border officials have expressed concern that, without the rapid-turnback policy, they will quickly be overwhelmed by migrants, leading to dangerous overcrowding in border facilities and releases of people into the U.S. who would normally be jailed or deported.
The order, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to issue later this week, says it is taking the step because “there is no longer a serious danger” that migrants would introduce or spread Covid-19 inside immigration detention facilities. The CDC is delaying the implementation of the order until May 23 to allow the Department of Homeland Security to prepare for what the government anticipates will be a sharp rise in crossings this spring.