NILC Statement on Biden Administration’s Updated Plan to End Title 42

April 26, 2022

Madison Allman, [email protected], 202-384-1279

NILC Statement on Biden Administration’s Updated Plan to End Title 42

WASHINGTON — Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s release today of an updated plan to end Title 42 expulsions:

“The new DHS memo articulates a clear plan for ending Title 42 and bolstering our preparedness to welcome people seeking safety with dignity and humanity. While the memo includes some deeply concerning provisions, the administration’s efforts to clarify and inspire confidence about its plans, which have been in the works for over seven months, are encouraging. We urge the administration to continue to exert its leadership, provide support and infrastructure to organizations welcoming people at the border, and stand by its rightful decision to finally end this shameful and unlawful policy. The administration must also forcefully oppose any congressional efforts to tie its hands in rescinding Title 42.”

“Title 42 represents the worst of an administration that, under President Trump, systematically decimated our ability to welcome asylum seekers and refugees. In a time with rising levels of migration across the globe due to war, climate disasters, and gender-based violence, it is more important than ever that the U.S. builds an equitable 21st century immigration system that meets this moment in history.”