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Why Biden’s Repeal of a Trump-Era Immigration Law Is Pissing Off Advocates

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The upcoming repeal of a Trump-era edict that has effectively barred asylum seekers from crossing the southern border was the first good news in a long time for President Joe Biden’s beleaguered allies in the immigrant-rights movement.

But then the Biden administration announced plans to keep expelling people seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border for nearly two more months, and those good feelings were quickly extinguished.

“While we are relieved that the Centers for Disease Control will not be renewing Title 42, the administration’s plan to phase out the policy is simply not enough,” said Tami Goodlette, director of litigation at RAICES. “The rape, torture, and kidnapping of those expelled under Title 42 is well-documented and rampant, and with the CDC’s announcement, it will continue for two more months. That is unacceptable.”

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