President Joe Biden's administration is announcing the end of COVID-19 pandemic policies for illegal migrants before he does so for American citizens. Last week, Biden's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it would end Title 42 , which allows authorities to expel immigrants at the border due to a public health emergency, effective May 23. However, the administration still has a number of COVID-19 restrictions in place that affect Americans, including mask mandates on public transit. Title 42 allows the federal government to turn away asylum seekers at the border if "there is a serious danger to the introduction of [a communicable] disease into the United States." It has been utilized by authorities since March 20, 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic was sweeping through the United States, to prevent mass border crossings from Latin America into the U.S. In a statement , the CDC said the pandemic has "shifted to a new phase" in which the expulsion of migrants to keep out COVID-19 is no longer necessary, due in part to the widespread availability and uptake of vaccines, tests and other mitigation efforts. Title 42 was one of the last tools available for federal officials to stem… Read full this story
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