A law enforcement source within Customs and Border Protection advised that a target date to end the expulsion of migrants to Mexico under Title 42 is set for July 18. In addition, plans have been put in motion to deploy more than 200 ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations Officers to multiple South Texas detention facilities to cope with the expected increase in asylum applications.
The holdover Trump CDC order permits the immediate expulsion of migrants who enter the United States illegally to Mexico and prohibits any application for asylum due to the pandemic. Although still in effect, the applicability of the order on certain migrants has been reduced under the Biden Administration.
Unaccompanied migrant children were eliminated from the order soon after President Joe Biden took office, which caused a spike in entries in that cohort. This fiscal year, which began in October, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied migrant children