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End of Title 42 US Topic of the Week

Washington-. The end of the controversial Title 42, a measure that enabled the rapid deportation of nearly two million migrants since 2020, occupied major news sites in the United States for the week ending today.

The rule, adopted by the administration of then President Donald Trump (2017-2021), was applied in protection of the health crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Local media reported strengthening security at the southern border by deploying around 1,500 troops, a move that drew criticism from both pro-migrants and Republicans.

For the former, Joe Biden’s administration, rather than the military, should “restore the right to asylum and prioritize addressing the factors that drive people to flee to the United States,” said Vicki Gass, executive director of Latin America Working. group.

He pointed out that the causes of migration are to be found, among other things, in non-functioning economic models and poverty.

As for Republicans, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott felt that President Joe Biden’s decision to send that force to the border with Mexico was too small given the looming crisis.

“These 1,500 soldiers are supposed to do the paperwork. “We need 15,000 or 150,000 to secure the border because of the failed policies of this administration,” Abbott said in an interview with Fox News on Sunday.

On the other hand, there were reports that the cities of New York and Chicago (Illinois) had declared states of emergency given the current situation.

New York Gov. Democrat Kathy Hochul reported Tuesday that she took the measure in anticipation of “the arrival of large numbers of immigrants seeking refuge” and warned that it was an “already major humanitarian crisis.”

On Monday, the White House reported that Biden held a phone call with his Mexican counterpart Andrés Manuel López Obrador to bilaterally coordinate immigration policies to be in place after May 11.

The press warned that the above norm has come into force, Title 8, which is decades old and provides for more serious consequences for undocumented border crossings for undocumented people, remains in force.