In April, the Biden administration took a towards restoring access to asylum by announcing it would end Title 42 – a public health law that the Trump administration weaponized during the COVID-19 pandemic to deny families, children, and adults arriving at the southern border their right to seek asylum in the United States – on May 23rd.
Due to the interference by Republican-led states, a Trump-appointed federal judge blocked the administration from ending this policy. While the administration defends it decision to end Title 42 in the courts, a group of lawmakers is also attempting to stop the administration from ending Title 42. This bill would force the continuation of Title 42, preventing people from seeking asylum indefinitely. We expect lawmakers to vote on this measure soon.
During this pivotal moment in our fight to end Title 42 and restore asylum. Our communities need to send Congress a strong message that we are ready to end Title 42 and welcome people seeking asylum with dignity.
Contact Congress: Email your Senators to reject efforts to keep Title 42 in place.
Speak Out: Use our updated messaging guidance to keep the pressure on the need to restore asylum.
Find out how you can support asylum seekers arriving in your neighborhood through our partner organizations on the ground.