March 15, 2022

Bush, Booker, and Beatty Call on Biden Administration to Halt Title 42

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), Senator Cory Booker (NJ), and Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) released the following statement urging the Biden administration to halt the Trump-era anti-Black immigrant Title 42 rule: 

“As America looks ahead to the two-year anniversary of Title 42, we cannot in good conscience continue to expel people to countries where they face prosecution, war, climate catastrophe and death without a fair immigration hearing. Title 42 expulsions are clear human rights violations, and especially troubling given the number of children that have been deported. 

“The continued use of Title 42 expulsions has created life-threatening conditions for children and immigrants seeking refuge at our borders, especially Black migrants – resulting in a recent announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the order would no longer apply to unaccompanied children. Forced repatriation of Haitians is contrary to long-standing U.S. immigration policy and practice. Migrants from Cameroon, Haiti, Ethiopia, Mauritania, and other Black-majority countries have been continuously targeted, detained and expelled.

“In light of recent court rulings, the Biden administration must end the use of Title 42 to deport immigrants and asylum seekers and end this draconian and inhumane Trump-era immigration policy that has caused grave human suffering.”


Congresswoman Cori Bush sits on the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, serves as the Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip, and proudly represents St. Louis as a politivist in the halls of the United States Congress.