In today's blog we are going to be talking about the end of Title 42, and the implementation of the new rules on immigration matters.
The Department of Justice announced that the application of Title 42 will end on May 11, 2023.
Title 42 was a measure implemented during the government of President Donald Trump, which allowed border authorities to return all those people who entered through the border back to Mexico or Canada. Under the protection of Title 42, border authorities practically closed the borders, preventing entry into the country. Also, under the protection of this policy, people were returned to Mexico while they were waiting for the court date to hear their asylum case.
Last year, President Biden's administration proposed ending the measure, but several federal courts prohibited suspending its practice, and finally the Supreme Court of the United States established that the measure would remain in practice while they resolved the legal appeals filed. Finally, on May 11, Title 42 will cease to be applicable.
What does this mean?
The cancellation of Title 42 does not mean that the borders will be open, on the contrary, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security announced that the borders would continue to be closed, and that Title 8 would begin to be implemented as of May 12.
Title 8 is not new; it is a measure that was implemented before. As part of the new rules that will begin to be implemented on May 12, five-year re-entry bans are included, and criminal proceedings against all those who repeatedly attempt to enter the country illegally. The use of the CBP One app will also be expanded for immigrants to have access to scheduling appointments and interviews.
One measure that will come into force is to make the asylum application ineligible to all those who try to enter the country illegally, avoiding the established legal channels.
Processing centers will also begin to be implemented throughout the continent, beginning with Guatemala and Colombia, where immigrants will have an initial evaluation to be referred to resettlement centers or other visas to enter the United States.
Finally, the humanitarian parole program for Cubans, Venezuelans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans will continue in force.
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