Letters and Correspondences
Joint Letter: End the misuse of Title 42
First Focus on Children, along with more than 30 other organizations sent the following letter to President Biden urging the Administration to end the misuse of the Title 42 public health authority to expel children and families at the border in violation of their right to seek legal protection at our border.
Excerpt from the Letter:
Since March 2020, The Department of Homeland Security has used Title 42 to immediately turn back asylum seekers at the border under the pretense of halting the spread of COVID-19, with more than 70,000 expelled in February alone. In the past year, public health experts have pointed out the specious COVID-19 pretext of the policy. While we are glad that the administration has exempted unaccompanied children from Title 42 expulsions, the fact remains that thousands of children with their families are still being turned away from the border. Domestic laws and international obligations require the US to provide children and adult border crossers with the opportunity to seek asylum or other legal protections.