NEWS BRIEF: Trump-era policy against migrants dismissed

Racist Trump policy rescinded

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CDC Headquarters in Atlanta, GA

The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a Trump-era policy against border migrants has been rescinded. The so-called Title 42 was enacted for “public health” reasons at the start of the coronavirus pandemic and will cease on May 23.

“This order was a pretext to close the border to Black, Brown, and Indigenous people,” said California Democrat Nanette Barragán. “Leading medical experts have consistently argued throughout Title 42’s use that there has never been a solid public health justification for closing our border just to asylum seekers.”