Trump Administration

Appeals Court Preserves CDC Title 42 Migrant Expulsion Protocol

The United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia granted the Biden administration a stay against a lower court’s injunction requiring the federal government to stop using the Title 42 COVID protection protocol. The Title 42 coronavirus protection protocol allows officials to expel migrant family units from the country. The D.C. Court of Appeals issued the stay hours before the Border Patrol was set to begin releasing all migrant family unit migrants with a child into the United States.

Border Patrol agents apprehend 140 migrants, including 80 unaccompanied children, in the Arizona desert. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Migrant Encounters at Southwest Border Jump 944 Percent over April 2020

The number of migrants encountered by officers and agents operating under U.S. Customs and Border Protection along the southwest border with Mexico jumped for the 11th straight month. In April, Border Patrol agents and CBP officers encountered more than 178,000 migrants — a nearly 945 percent increase over the same month in 2020.

Carrizo Springs Border Patrol Station agents apprehended a large group of migrants including two previously deported sex offenders. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol)