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Biden Administration Set To End Title 42: Challenges and Opportunities

In a Nutshell

The U.S. government will end the implementation of Title 42 on December 21, 2022. Title 42 was introduced in March 2020 under the Trump administration. It allowed the U.S. border authorities to turn immigrants away under the guise of preventing the spread of COVID-19. More than 20 states are challenging the end of the rule in federal court.‍

Written by Immigration Help News Team
Written November 30, 2022


Immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers looking to enter the United States have always had to deal with challenges. This is especially the case for people intending to enter the United States through the southern border. The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it an extra layer of concerns and regulations. 

In March 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Title 42. This rule allowed the U.S. border authorities to turn immigrants away under the guise of preventing the spread of COVID-19. The U.S. government will end the implementation of Title 42 on December 21, 2022. 

More than 20 states have sued to keep Title 42 in place. However, a federal judge blocked the use of Title 42, meaning that the federal government must once again continue to process immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

This is great news for refugees and asylum seekers who may have been denied entry the United States in the past. It also means the federal government needs to prepare to process potential asylum-seekers and refugees who have valid reasons for why they might want to seek refuge in the U.S.


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