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The administration of President Joe Biden will indefinitely extend a Trump-era policy that allows the rapid expulsion of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Centers for the Control and Prevention of Diseases.
The public health order, known as "Title 42," was invoked at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and has received criticism from immigrant advocates, lawyers and health experts who argue that it has no basis in health terms and puts to migrants in danger.
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Hundreds of thousands of immigrants, including asylum seekers, have been turned away at the southern border of the United States as a result of this order.
In a statement on Monday, the agency says that, based on the director's determination, the "introduction of such non-citizens, regardless of their country of origin, who migrate through Canada and Mexico to the United States, creates a serious danger of introduction of covid-19 in the United States, and the danger increases so much with the introduction of such non-citizens that a temporary suspension is necessary to protect public health. "
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The CDC said it would review the most recent information related to the pandemic and associated public health experts every 60 days to "ensure that the order continues to be necessary to protect public health."
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In a court filing Monday afternoon, a senior official with the Department of Homeland Security described the dire picture of what would happen if the public health order were lifted, citing a surge of migrants at the border between the United States and the United States. Mexico that has overwhelmed the facilities.