Tell Congressional leadership to REJECT extending Title 42 | Physicians for Human Rights

Tell Congressional leadership to REJECT extending Title 42

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Congress is working to pass legislation that attempts to extend Title 42 by attaching it to government funding bills for the Department of Homeland Security and for the Department of Health and Human Services. These bills will be voted on within the next few weeks!

We have worked too hard to end Title 42 expulsions to see them extended and continue harming asylum seekers at the U.S. border. Act now: Tell Congressional leadership to ELIMINATE any attempt to cement Title 42 as US policy.

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To Congressional leadership:

I’m writing today to ask you to REJECT any legislation or amendments that would extend the harmful, categoric expulsion of asylum seekers and migrants under the Title 42 public health order.

There is absolutely no public health justification for expelling asylum seekers at the U.S.–Mexico border. In fact, more than 1,300 medical professionals across 49 U.S. states and territories agree that Title 42 wrongfully invoked on the based on “junk science” and has not been an effective public health measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Reinstituting this policy by attaching it to unrelated appropriations legislation is a cynical political move. Please, don’t fall for it. Instead, Congress should support safe, orderly and humane border processing while utilizing all the public health tools we have developed to mitigate the spread of COVID during this pandemic, as well as supporting community-based case management programs rather than expanded detention.

Seeking asylum is a human right protected under U.S. and international law, which the U.S. government violates every time Title 42 is used to expel an asylum seeker. I strongly urge you to stop putting asylum seekers in grave danger through summary expulsions, and to REJECT any legislation that would extend this policy.


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