Thousands of Migrants cross the border as Title 42 ends


Associated Press

Thousands of Migrants cross the border into the US after Biden lifts Title 42.

Gabriela Gomez, Jr. Editor

Hundreds of US troops are expected to arrive at the border as officials and migrants prepare for the “unknown” after Title 42 expires. Over 30,000 Migrants, largely from Venezuela, have crossed the border into the U.S. entering the region of El Paso, Texas since mid-April. After Title 42 had expired at 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday, allowing authorities to swiftly turn away migrants at the US borders, to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, it was replaced with Title 8, allowing migrants to apply for legal pathways to enter the U.S. 

One thousand migrants crossed the border illegally before turning themselves into Border Patrol officials on Wednesday afternoon. The Tens of Thousands of people who have been waiting in Mexico by the border will not be denied or turned away without screening for asylum claims. Once the migrants enter the country they will all be placed in detention centers where they will go through a process called expedited removal, which includes a credible fear interview. Those with valid claims will be allowed to stay in the country but only if they make it through immigration court. If this process fails, they will be deported. Title 8 may be welcoming to a new life for immigrants who are stuck in overcrowded shelters with no place to live or are even stuck living on the streets. Title 8 gives migrants the opportunity to go through the immigration process so that they can stay in the United States in search of a better life. 

Many of these immigrants attempting to cross the border into the United States have hopes of having a better life with a good career and a great living or even to be allowed to reunite with their families, which could be because their relatives moved to the United States previously. Now that Title 42 has been lifted, officials are expecting a higher number of immigrants attempting to cross the border with hopes of passing the immigration process.