#WelcomeWithDignity: Faith Groups Rally Against Expansion of Title 42


A Border Patrol officer talks to migrants after they crossed the Rio Grande river in Eagle Pass, Texas, Sunday May 22, 2022. The U.S. government has expelled migrants more than 1.9 million times under Title 42, named for a 1944 public health law, denying them a chance to seek asylum as permitted under U.S. law and international treaty for purposes of preventing the spread of COVID-19. President Joe Biden wanted to end Title 42, but a federal judge in Louisiana issued a nationwide injunction that keeps it intact. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
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Faith groups are speaking out against President Biden’s plan to expand Title 42. They’re calling for a more humane and welcoming asylum system.

Reuters recently reported the administration plans to expand asylum-blocking Title 42 expulsions to Venezuelans, Cubans, and Nicaraguans. The proposal contradicts the administration’s previous plans to put an end to the policy they say was misused to block migrants from seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border under the guise of protecting public health.

The reports come as border states are sending buses of asylum seekers primarily from Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua to northern cities like Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, and now recently Martha’s Vineyard

The campaign is called #WelcomeWithDignity.

Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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