Migrants Gather On Both Sides Of US-Mexico Border In Final Hrs Before Title 42 Expires

Migrants gathered on both sides of the US-Mexico border on Thursday hours before immigration restrictions known as Title 42 expire, with some rushing to cross ahead of tough new asylum rules that will replace a COVID-era order.

Border Patrol’s union said U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has in recent days been holding up to 28,000 migrants at its facilities, far beyond its stated capacity and in what appeared to be a record.

According to Union President Brandon Judd, The busiest border detention facilities are in the Rio Grande Valley and El Paso in Texas and two areas in Arizona.

Title 42 is the COVID pandemic-era public health restriction order that allowed authorities to swiftly expel migrants at US land borders due to the prevalence of a communicable disease.

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