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Biden administration announces end to Title 42 enforcement on immigration during pandemic

Enforcement of the 1940s law was impose by the Trump administration

Published: March 30, 2022 1:54pm

Updated: April 1, 2022 1:01pm

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. 

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