Thousands Poised to Rush Southern US Border – Media
Thousands of migrants are camped out on the south side of the US-Mexican border expecting the repeal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Title 42, which allowed for the speedy removal of illegal immigrants on public health grounds, according to local media. The would-be immigrants reportedly plan to seek asylum en masse as soon as the order expires.
Border camps in locations like Juarez, Puerto Palomas, and Tijuana are bursting with migrants waiting for their chance to seek asylum in the US following the expiration of a Trump-era policy. It allowed immigration officials to turn away migrants at ports of entry or expel them back to their country of origin in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Some 14,000 migrants are waiting in Juarez alone, according to inewsource, with a number shelters running at double capacity.
Title 42 was struck down earlier this month by US District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, and the Biden administration did not contest the decision, instead merely requesting a five-week grace period to prepare for the resumption of asylum procedures.Read more US border-protection chief submits to resignation pressure