Tell Biden to Protect Asylum Seekers: End Title 42 Border Expulsions NOW | Physicians for Human Rights

Tell Biden to Protect Asylum Seekers: End Title 42 Border Expulsions NOW

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Asylum seekers from Haiti, Mexico, Central America – and now Ukraine and Russia as well – are all being met with the same inhumane policy at the the U.S.-Mexico border: summary expulsions under the Title 42 order, with no chance to seek asylum.

The Biden administration has had ample opportunity to rescind the Title 42 expulsion order, a Trump-era policy that weaponized the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to violate the rights of children and adults seeking refuge in the United States. The practice not only puts the lives of people fleeing horrific violence immediately in danger – it also violates the legal right to seek asylum under the false pretense of protecting public health.

Please, join us today and demand an immediate end to Title 42 border expulsions and protect the right to seek asylum at the U.S. border.

Your Message
Ending Title 42 is critical to protect asylum seekers
Dear President Biden

I’m writing today to urge you to immediately rescind the Title 42 border expulsion order – the Trump-era policy that expels asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.

There is no public health justification for this practice – even during a pandemic – it was used by your predecessor as a way to weaponize the coronavirus against those seeking asylum in the United States from horrific violence. Even top officials form the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention have stated that the order “lacked a public health basis” and was “not motivated by public health concerns.” (

Please, I strongly urge you to swiftly end the Title 42 order and stop putting asylum seekers into even more danger by immediately expelling them back to Mexico and their home countries, and to welcome them with dignity.


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