White House Invokes Title 42 to Deport Haitians

Started by Shiranu, September 20, 2021, 11:28:20 PM

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Shiranu


Short version; The Biden/Harris administration has invoked an extremely criticized Trump-era policy of fast-tracking deportation during pandemics, to the point that refugees aren't even allowed to seek asylum before they are put on a plane and sent back to where they came from.

This, needless to say, has angered both immigration activists and the Haitian community here in the States.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/explainer-biden-uses-trump-era-tool-against-haiti-migrants/ar-AAOE6ti?ocid=uxbndlbing


QuoteWASHINGTON (AP) â€" The Biden administration is relying on a contested Trump-era policy as it disperses thousands of Haitian migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border near the small South Texas city of Del Rio.


Much to the dismay of migrant advocates, the Department of Homeland Security is invoking the public health law known as Title 42 to quickly take Haitians into custody and fly them back to their troubled homeland, denying them an opportunity to make a claim to stay in the U.S. by seeking asylum.

The American Civil Liberties Union and others filed a class-action lawsuit seeking to end the expulsions of families. They seemed to score a victory last week, when a federal judge in Washington said the use of Title 42 in this manner was likely illegal. He said he would order the administration to stop expelling families in two weeks. But within hours the administration said it would appeal.

“The Biden administration claims it wants to distance itself from the Trump administration’s inhumane asylum policies," said ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt. "Yet it has retained the most extreme of all the policies, the Title 42 policy that is literally sending families into the hands of persecutors and cartels."
Every day is a good day to *remove from server* an autocrat.

Cassia

Are they worried about US citizens going to Haiti?...bad juju

Haiti
1 infections per 100K people reported last 7 days
United States
314 infections per 100K people reported last 7 days.

Shiranu

Quote from: Cassia on September 20, 2021, 11:45:16 PM
Are they worried about US citizens going to Haiti?...bad juju

Haiti
1 infections per 100K people reported last 7 days
United States
314 infections per 100K people reported last 7 days.


I honestly don't know the rational. If anything, Trump actually had more legitimate excuse for invoking it... and I hate that I have to say that.
Every day is a good day to *remove from server* an autocrat.

Shiranu

#3
So... this was actually a lot worse than I thought.

Number of migrants deported under Title 42...


Trump - 440,000+
Biden - 690,000+

QuoteA federal judge Thursday blocked the Biden administration from exercising a Trump-era policy that allows the U.S. to quickly expel migrants without giving them the chance to apply for asylum.

That provision of U.S. health law, known as Title 42, was first implemented in March 2020 around the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Critics accused the Trump administration of using it as a pretext to effectively shutter the nation’s borders.

More than 1.1 million migrants have been expelled under Title 42 since the policy went into effect at the start of the pandemic, according to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Under Trump, more than 444,000 migrants were sent back using the law. Since Biden took office in January, more than 690,000 migrants have been expelled through Title 42.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/16/judge-orders-us-to-stop-expelling-migrants-under-title-42-health-law.html

At this rate he is set to double the amount of immigrants sent back through this law in the same amount of time.
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