How should we tackle Title 42 right now?

Source: Niskanen Center
by Kristie de Pena

“Most previous administrations have relied on deterrence policies to scare potential migrants out of the idea of coming to the U.S., focusing on expanding detention capacity and using expedited deportation for newly arrived migrants and asylum seekers. The practices of imposing daily caps on the number of people processed at the border (‘metering’) or immediately turning them back to Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols were also meant to limit the entry of new migrants. … Now that deterrence has been tried and failed, the time has come to expand our capacity to process asylum seekers and do it better. There is an ongoing humanitarian situation at the southern border that requires the Biden administration — and Congress — to immediately revisit how we manage the changing demographics and increasing numbers of asylum seekers.” (05/12/22)