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The end of the national emergency for COVID-19 may mean the abrupt termination of Title 42 at the border


Joe Biden announced that on May 11 the US will no longer consider the coronavirus a national emergency. With the new approach, the health regulation that has allowed the expulsion of millions of migrants to Mexico should be annulled, although legal challenges are expected from the Republicans.

When the United States stops considering COVID-19 a national emergency starting in May, it is also likely to abruptly end the application of Title 42, the health rule that has served since 2020 to expel millions of migrants to Mexico, under the pandemic argument.

The order of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, for its acronym in English) that established Title 42 establishes that the norm will remain in force until the country stops considering the coronavirus as a public health emergency, or until the danger has subsided and CDC decides it is no longer needed.


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Given the possible abrupt termination of Title 42, a White House source told NBC News, sister network of Noticias Telemundo, that

the date of May 11 will give the government enough time to prepare for a possible increase in the flow of migrants

through the southern border.

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The Joe Biden Administration had already tried to lift the health standard, which was scheduled to end on December 21, but after a lawsuit filed by Republican states, the Supreme Court decided to keep it standing, until it heard arguments for and against in march.

Human rights organizations and Democratic congressmen have criticized the rule for years, which exposes migrants to danger upon being returned to Mexico and limits their right to seek asylum and protection in the United States.

The expectation that Title 42 would end led to the arrival of hundreds of migrants at the southern border in December, who hoped to be able to enter the country if the sanitary restrictions were lifted.

Since then, the Biden Administration has implemented other measures to stop the entry of asylum seekers, including the humanitarian


program that allows the entry of 30,000 migrants by air per month, but includes the expulsion of another 30,000.

Migrant families return to Mexico after being expelled from the United States on January 9, 2023. John Moore / Getty Images

Red states are also likely to sue the Biden Administration to maintain Title 42 after May 11.

Already, 20 conservative states sued the government this month to block the humanitarian


program , which grants travel permits to applicants with sponsors in the United States, as "illegal."

Source: telemundo

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