Experts weigh in on Title 42 after a federal judge keeps policy in place
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Debate over the pandemic-era public health policy known as Title 42 is heating up.
The policy was put in place by the Trump Administration, allowing Border Patrol to turn asylum-seekers away due to COVID-19.
It was scheduled to end on Monday, May 23, but a federal judge ruled that it should stay in place.
Supporters, mainly Republicans, say letting Title 42 expire will lead to a large influx of illegal immigrants, and the USBP facilities are already overwhelmed with migrants, and letting Title 42 will only make the crisis worse.
Family unites and children are already exempt from Title 42.
After the federal judge rules Title 42 should stay in place, experts have continued sharing their opinions to sway public opinion on the issue.
KUSI’s Hunter Sowards has all the details.