Bush Statement on Biden Administration’s Decision to End Title 42 Deportations
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the below statement following President Biden’s decision to roll back Title 42 by May 23:
“I commend the Biden administration is taking this long overdue step to end the cruel Title 42 expulsion order. This racist, inhumane relic from the Trump era has been devastating for migrants fleeing persecution, war, poverty, climate catastrophe and violence in their home countries and who have been forced to seek asylum in the United States. It is a legal right and our moral obligation to open our doors to asylum seekers. We can never reverse the trauma that Title 42 has inflicted upon children and families seeking refuge in the United States, especially Black migrants at the southern border. There is still plenty of work to be done to address our broken immigration system, increased militarization at our border and inhumane detention – but after two years and nearly 2 million expulsions, I am incredibly thankful to see this racist policy finally come to an end.”
In September 2021, the Office of Congresswoman Bush visited the U.S. Southern border at Del Rio, Texas, where thousands of Black migrants had been trapped in a bureaucratic limbo.
In February 2022, Congresswoman Bush and Senator Cory Booker led over 100 of their colleagues in urging President Biden to review the disparate treatment of Black migrants in its enforcement of Title 42.
In March 2022, Congresswoman Bush, Senator Booker, and Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty joined together to implore President Biden to end the use of Title 42 to deport immigrants and asylum seekers under the guise of public health.
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.