We wanted to make sure you saw the announcement on April 1 by the Biden administration that, effective May 23, it will end the expulsion policy, known as Title 42.
Enacted during the Trump Administration, Title 42 was intended to protect public health during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. The policy blocked migrants from seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border and disproportionately impacted Black migrants.
This welcome news is once again thanks in part to your advocacy. We are grateful for the efforts our network of supporters have put in. As Sr. Marie Lucey said in this statement from the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, “As Franciscans, we believe that all persons have human dignity and are our sisters and brothers.” Thank you all for your part in ending this unwelcome policy.