The Biden Administration will be ending a Trump-era public emergency health order (Title 42) that allowed immigration authorities to turn away migrants at the border. This previous restriction had included those seeking asylum. Title 42 was instituted by the Trump administration in May of 2020 as a result of the pandemic. It was very likely driven by political motivations. President Biden then continued these restrictions into his presidency. The order will be lifted May 23rd, 2022, a full two years after its institution. Title 42 will still be enforced until this date. However, once it is lifted, regular Title 8 will still be in effect, and migrants may still be turned away without asylum claims.
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