US reaches post-Title 42 deal, Mexico continues to accept immigrants


May 3, 2023 | 4:04 PM

Mexico will continue to accept Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans who have been denied entry through the U.S. border. Title 42 Expires According to a statement by the Mexican government next week,

This landmark agreement was announced nine days before Title 42 ended. Title 42 is a federal pandemic-era policy that allows U.S. Border Patrol agents to expel immigrants to Mexico without hearing asylum applications.

The move would be a blow to immigrants encamped on the Mexican side of the border waiting for their Title 42 to expire, as they thought it meant they could enter the United States freely.

As part of the deal, Mexico agreed to continue accepting 30,000 immigrants each month from each of the four countries.

The United States has trouble deporting many immigrants to these countries because diplomatic relations with them are problematic and in some cases non-existent. Press release by Mexican officials.

It is up to Mexico to accept foreign citizens exiled from the United States.

“At no point in American history has any other country deported people from the United States in large numbers who were not citizens of that country.” Aaron Reichlin-Melnick of the American Immigration Council tweeted:.

Migrants gather by the border wall after entering the United States from Mexico on May 3, 2023.
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In exchange, Washington will continue to allow 30,000 immigrants each month from the same country. Humanitarian Parole Program Created for them started in January.

To qualify, immigrants must apply online, have a sponsor in the United States, and cannot enter the country illegally.

but, Immigrants told the Post last month He tried to use an app that was set up to apply online but was unsuccessful, and despite failing to meet the requirements and surrendering himself at the border, he was admitted.

Immigrants line up for a donated meal at the Church of the Sacred Heart in El Paso, Texas, May 2, 2023.
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Mexico has agreed a deal with the United States to receive deported Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans after Title 42 was lifted.
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Maria Jose from Venezuela said: Families with children will be ostracized when we see single men and single women survive. ”

The Biden administration also agreed to allow up to 100,000 immigrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to the United States through the newly announced family reunification parole process.

Agreements made with America’s southern neighbors would give America a powerful tool to stop asylum seekers from those countries from crossing the border illegally.

But when Title 42 ends, the US could see as many as 13,000 immigrants cross the border a day, according to Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

After 30,000 immigrants were sent back to Mexico in one month, it is unclear what will happen with more immigrants to the United States.

Many asylum seekers who have been waiting for weeks or months in Mexico have already started pouring into the United States, along the border from San Diego, California, on the West Coast to Brownsville, Texas, at the easternmost point of Mexico’s southern border. overwhelms the city. .

An expected immigration crush at the border prompted President Joe Biden to send 1,500 active duty soldiers to the border To support the Federal Migration Service.

“We need all the help we can get,” former El Paso mayor Dee Margo told the Post on Tuesday.

Immigrants pitch a tent outside the Center for Opportunities for the Homeless in El Paso on May 2, 2023.
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A city in West Texas is now the epicenter of the border crisis, State of emergency declared ahead of Title 42 More than 1,000 people a day are turning themselves in to authorities through May 11.

“Human resources [US Customs and Border Protection] is not enough,” added Margot.

“They are aware that this will be necessary.”

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