The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced this Wednesday that Title 42 will expire next month. What does this mean for immigrants?
through a message Twitter, CBP reported: “Title 42 will expire on May 11. US immigration laws are strict, and people who do not have a legal right to stay in the US can be deported under Title 8.
Let’s remember that under Title 42, Customs and Border Protection can deny entry to immigrants who “represent a health risk.”
According to official information from the Immigration Authority, detained persons are not detained in the areas for further processing, but are immediately deported to their last country of destination.
To date, Title 42 allows border agents to immediately remove immigrants entering through Canada and Mexico.
For months, the U.S. government has been trying to end the order, even though the Department of Homeland Security has already warned that nothing will change if it happens.
END OF TITLE 42
The secretary of DHS, Alejandro Mayorkas, has already warned him: “People who are at the border without proper travel documents will be processed using their old Title 8 powers, which will bar people from re-entry. Deportable for five years.”
When Title 42 ends, under Title 8, border agents will interview immigrants to determine whether they have a credible fear of remaining in the United States. If they can’t prove it, they will be deported immediately.
Instead, if officials believe there is evidence of a credible fear, the immigrant will be referred to an immigration judge for a formal hearing. Therefore, they can enter the United States and enjoy certain benefits while awaiting their case.