U.S. to continue to enforce Trump-era migrant expulsion policy, CDC says

Migrants at the Southern Border.
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Following review, the Biden administration will continue to enforce an immigration policy enacted under former President Donald Trump that "that authorizes the rapid deportation of migrants from the U.S.-Mexico border" for pandemic-related reasons, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention told CBS News on Thursday.

The "unprecedented" order, known as Title 42, has long frustrated human rights groups, public health officials, and asylum advocates, "who are challenging the policy in federal court." But the White House has continued to defend its use of the policy, claiming it's protecting U.S. communities.

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