NILC Statement on the End of Title 42 Expulsions

April 1, 2022

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NILC Statement on the End of Title 42 Expulsions

WASHINGTON — Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center and the NILC Immigrant Justice Fund, issued the following statement in response to the Biden administration’s announcement that it will end the Title 42 expulsion policy on May 23.

A NILC Immigrant Justice Fund poll from February found 52 percent of likely voters support ending the policy.

“President Biden made the morally and legally right – and politically popular – decision to end Title 42, a cruel and harmful vestige of the Trump era. We commend the Biden administration for moving to repeal this deadly and xenophobic policy. It is a significant step forward, even if it is long overdue.

“The administration must also continue on the path toward restoring full and fair access to asylum for everyone who comes to the U.S. seeking freedom and safety, including at ports of entry. FEMA’s involvement is a welcome sign that the administration understands it needs to take a humanitarian approach. President Biden was elected with a commitment to undoing the harms of the previous administration, and we will continue urging the administration to focus its efforts on building a just and humane 21st century immigration system that recognizes the dignity inherent in us all.”