Biden administration announces end to Title 42 enforcement on immigration during pandemic
Enforcement of the 1940s law was impose by the Trump administration
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday the end of enforcement of Title 42, a decades-old federal law impose by the Trump administration to limit immigration to stop the spread of COVID-19 during the pandemic.
The announcement was widely expected and will be effective May 23, a date that was also expected.
President Trump enforced the law as a matter of public health amid a rising death toll as a result of the virus. The lifting of it is expected to result in an immigration surge at the southern U.S. border.