Title 42 and immigration enforcement at US-Mexico border
A recently decided court order
By a federal judge in Washington, D.C.
Gives migrant families a way of crossing into the U.S. despite Title 42.
The order allows migrant families to cite fear of persecution and torture in their,
Home country as a path toward seeking protection in the United States.
The new guidance went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday.
The order states that if CBP officers observe at least one member of the family displaying verbal or nonverbal “manifestation of fear”,
Of being expelled,
They should either be released into the U.S.
With a court date or go to an asylum officer who can decide whether the family is more likely than not to be persecuted or tortured in the country they would be expelled to.