As Title 42 ends, migrant detention facilities desperately need reforms
The Statue of Liberty has stood in New York Harbor since 1886, welcoming immigrants and promising opportunities for huddled, poor and homeless masses. Yet, today, New York City is no longer a primary entry point for immigrants, and the United States now detains more immigrants than any other country in the world. Saudi Arabia is a distant second place.
Immigration into the U.S. has been severely limited over the past three years due to Title 42, which allows border authorities to turn away migrants for public health reasons. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Title 42 has abused public health to justify the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) expelling migrants at the border. Lady Liberty would, instead, allow them to enter the U.S. and seek asylum in a safe and orderly manner.
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