Title 42 Should Have Never Been Invoked. What We Need is a Revamp of Our Immigration and Humanitarian Protection Policies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 27, 2022
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Elyssa Pachico  | +1 503 347 23 29 | [email protected] 
Myneilles Negron | +1 703 585 6727 | [email protected]

 

After the Supreme Court issued an order that would delay ending Title 42 on December 20, the Biden administration responded by asking that the Supreme Court reject the emergency request by 19 states that would keep Title 42 in place. On December 27, the AP reported that until the Supreme Court hears the case in February and the justices issue a decision, Title 42 will remain in place. In reaction, Alianza Americas, a multiethnic and multiracial coalition of 56 grassroots organizations in 18 states fighting for equitable policies, issued the following response.

 

“Title 42 was never about protecting public health and has done nothing to create more orderly migration along the U.S.-Mexico border. In fact, Title 42 became one more tool in the strategy by racist and xenophobic political forces that have promoted lies about immigrants for decades, and who have consistently sought to close all avenues for people who have been forced to migrate to receive the support and protection they deserve,” said Oscar Chacón, executive director of Alianza Americas. “In fact, Title 42 is one measure that has contributed to the amassing of people along the U.S. southern border who have not given up on their aspiration to seek humanitarian protection in the place they believe to be a land of opportunities,” added Chacón. “Immigrants bring incredible benefits to our communities. We need policies that recognize them as powerful agents of good, not policies of deterrence and expulsion like Title 42.” 

 

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Alianza Americas is the premier transnational advocacy network of Latin American migrant-led organizations working in the United States, across the Americas, and globally to create an inclusive, equitable and sustainable way of life for communities across North, Central and South America. In 2022, Alianza integrated with Presente.org, establishing a stronger digital organizing powerhouse.
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