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Title 42 Countdown: Migrants Fly from Around the World to Rush U.S. Border
Foreign nationals from around the world are flying to northern Mexico to wait for President Joe Biden to end Title 42, one of the few remaining border controls, on May 11 so they can rush the USA
In 2020, in the midst of the Chinese coronavirus crisis, former President Donald Trump invoked the public health authority known as Title 42 at the border, ensuring that federal immigration officials have been able to quickly return millions of illegal aliens to Mexico over the last three years.
On May 11, Biden will end Title 42 and create new catch-and-release pipelines to quickly get border crossers and illegal aliens into the U.S. interior.
Many foreign nationals who are waiting in Mexico for Title 42 to end before rushing the border have come from around the world. One foreign national, speaking to KGTV San Deigo, said he took three flights from Jamaica to end up in Tijuana, Mexico, in the hopes of getting released into the U.S. interior after Title 42’s end.
“We just have to wait here,” the foreign national said. “We took a few planes to come here. We took three planes.”
The foreign national made it clear that he does not have a valid claim for asylum, noting he is simply fleeing violent crime in Jamaica, though that may not stop Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from releasing him into the U.S. interior.
“A lot of us want to come here and make it better, come out of the violence,” he said. “We don’t want to go back home to the violence … I think it’s better here than in Jamaica where the violence is. They won’t treat us that badly, I think. So, hopefully, I’m right.”