At the start of the pandemic, the Trump administration closed the southern border to asylum seekers, deporting many back to dangerous conditions against the advice of public health experts who found there was no public health justification for the decision.
Since March 2020, the order has resulted in rapid-fire deportations—known as “Title 42 expulsions”—of more than one million people, including children. In addition to continuing Title 42 expulsions, the Biden administration has also restarted the harmful "Remain in Mexico" program (also known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP) that forces migrants to wait out their asylum proceedings on the Mexican side of the border. Today, thousands of migrants are stranded there in makeshift camps and other unsanitary conditions without access to adequate support services, where they face high rates of kidnappings and violence.
It’s time for the Biden administration to reverse the Trump administration’s order, stop Title 42 expulsions, end the "Remain in Mexico" program once and for all, and protect the health, safety, and human rights of all who seek refuge at the southern border.
Tell President Biden: Reopen our borders to asylum seekers and ensure that they can seek safety in the United States!