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Immigration Lawyers Discuss Implications of Title 42 on Asylum Seekers
A recently introduced bill to prevent the lifting of Title 42, the country's top immigration lawyers from the American Immigration Lawyers Association recently discussed the implications of Title 4
Thousands of asylum seekers were turned away from accessing the legal system. CDC's own doctors argued that the decision to halt the asylum process was not based on public wellness and refused to comply. Vice President Pence intervened to enact Title 42, which has been extended indefinitely.
This topic was recently discussed by top immigration lawyers at the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Immigration experts believe that Title 42 is unjust legislation that prevents access to the American immigration system. When someone walks up to the international border at a port of entry with Mexico attempting to claim asylum without travel documents, they are most often immediately turned away by an individual Customs and Border Protection with a reference to Title 42. The individual isn't given any forms, and nothing is documented regarding their attempt.
They may also be detained and their fingerprints and DNA taken. After they are returned to Mexico, either at the port of entry where they tried to enter or a different point of entry, or flown to any number of countries that may or may not be where they attempted to escape from. You can only successfully petition for Asylum if you get in contact with an immigration advocate.
The recent flood of Asylum seekers from the war in Ukraine has highlighted the flaws in our system. Exemptions to Title 42 were only previously processed through informal emails if you happened to know the direct channels.
As an emergency measure, the Department of Homeland Security processed over 20K Ukrainian asylum seekers in April 2022, primarily through the Mexican border. If that system works for Ukrainians, why not refugees from other countries? Research shows that almost all Asylum seekers report to their court dates because that is their only chance at escaping their own country and achieving legal status in the U.S.
Without an updated humanitarian asylum process, Title 42 slows down immigration and promotes deadly illegal border crossings. With congress trying to tie the ending of Title 42 to the end of the Covid-109 Public Health Emergency, this defunct system based on non-immigration policy could continue for years.
The crisis in Ukraine is prompting immigration attorneys and advocates across the country to call for the lifting of Title 42 and the introduction of a functional humanitarian asylum system in the United States.
For immigration assistance, contact your top Immigration lawyers at Sasser and Jacobson https://www.sjlawidaho.com or call 208-344-8474.