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In March 2020, the Trump Administration set forth a policy, now known as Title 42, which closed U.S. borders and allows government officials to immediately expel migrants—including asylum seekers—citing public health concerns in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Still in effect today, Title 42 has faced criticism from legal experts and health experts alike, who claim the policy directly conflicts with asylum laws and has little basis in public health. In this article, Casey Plach explores this criticism and critiques the Biden Administration’s continued use of Title 42.
Immigration, Title 42, COVID-19
Immigration Law | Law
Plach, Casey, "“Under the Guise of Public Health:” The Biden Administration and Title 42" (2021). SLU Law Journal Online. 84.