The Trump Era Title 42 order must end. Biden can rescind it now.
Tell Congress to urge Biden to end the Title 42 order now!
The Title 42 expulsion order was introduced on March 19, 2020, after the Trump administration directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue an order, blocking immigrants from seeking asylum while allowing all economic and other travelers to enter the U.S. The Biden administration has continued this awful Trump era policy.
This order allows the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to expel asylum seekers to danger in violation of U.S. refugee law. Leading public health experts have repeatedly explained that the policy “has no scientific basis as a public health measure.” Its continued implementation prevents those waiting at ports of entry from seeking asylum, precipitates needless family separations, and send many immigrants back to their deaths especially African and Haitian asylum seekers who are disparately impacted by this illegal policy
The RPA restores the immigration system to some order that would reflect American values.
This legislation amongst other provisions:
- Strengthens congressional consultation and reporting requirements to ensure more robust oversight of the President’s decisions with respect to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.
- In the event the President does not make a determination of the number of refugees to be admitted before the beginning of the fiscal year, sets the number at 95,000 refugees.
- Expands the definition of persecuted social groups Codifies the processing of asylum and restores the dignity of those seeking asylum.
- Mandates the presumption of liberty for asylum seekers
Irwin Detention Center needs to be closed. Detainees say that despite a U.S. House of Representatives resolution, public outrage over unsolicited gynecological surgeries and poor medical care, there is little change at Irwin. Women with serious medical conditions continue to be ignored and are threatened with isolation and deportation. Email Congress and urge them to ensure ICE doesn’t deport the whistleblower immigrants and releases them. TAKE ACTION HERE