The U.S. is putting an end to Title 42, the polarizing policy that allows for the rapid expulsion of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, at 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday. The move marks a significant shift from the stance held since March 2020, when the policy was first introduced because of public health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Currently, migrant groups, human rights activists, and international observers are keeping a close eye on what could be the aftermath of this decision.
Critics of Title 42 have long argued it skirted international law and humanitarian responsibility. On the other hand, proponents touted it as a necessary measure for national security and public health.
The immediate impact of this policy termination is clear: the potential for a surge in immigrants at the southern border. But the question remains, how will the system withstand the imminent influx and will it provide a more humane approach to those who are seeking refuge?
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