Title 42 is not an immigration law and has no place on our border

Betty Q. Hixson

In 2020, Title 42 paused all asylum proceedings at the border as a tool to slow the spread of COVID. But two years later, the intentions behind this policy are clear: it was never really about COVID. As long as this farcical policy, spurred on by COVID and maintained by activist judges, remains in place, we risk losing a core American value: compassion. 

Title 42 has done little to stop the spread of COVID, but its application on the border has greatly eroded the rule of law for asylum-seekers.  Since the aftermath of WWII, America has offered a refuge to people fleeing political persecution, totalitarian regimes, and war and violence in their home countries. Yet now a vaccinated refugee who can quickly be tested and given an N-95 mask must wait indefinitely in a refugee camp at the border — because of COVID?  


Next Post

Florida’s 15-week abortion law hit with a second legal challenge

TALLAHASSEE — A South Florida Jewish congregation has challenged a new state law that blocks abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, contending the measure violates privacy and religious freedom rights. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Leon County circuit court by Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor, seeks to block the law from taking […]