Federal judge blocks Title 42 border policy, reopening access for some asylum seekers

migrants at US-Mexico Border
(Image credit: Michael Nigro / Contributor/Getty Images)

A federal judge struck down Title 42, a Trump-era policy that allowed U.S. authorities to expel over a million migrants that crossed the southern border ostensibly to stop the spread of COVID-19, CNN reports.

Title 42 was enacted by the Trump administration at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, the Biden administration has relied on it to address the increasing number of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border to seek asylum. Before Title 42, officials processed asylum seekers arrested at the border under immigration laws.

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us