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Immigration News Today: What Happens After Title 42 at the Border and Beyond

Fisayo Okare

May 09, 2023

A close-up view of the fence along the U.S. border

A close-up view of the fence along the U.S. border (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Just have a minute? Here are the top stories you need to know about immigration.

New York

Hudson Valley counties brace for NYC migrant arrivals:

NYC will send 60 migrants to neighboring communities today — 30 to Rockland County and 30 to Orange County, according to Adams administration ads. — Daily News

What’s next after Title 42 ends?

Title 8 policy remains, which mandates immigration authorities conduct a credible fear interview with asylum seekers to judge if they need legal protection. — Read more in Documented’s latest glossary resource 

Rockland County vows to fight NYC mayor’s plan to bus migrants:

Rockland County Executive Ed Day was “vehemently opposed” to a plan which would shift the cost for housing, food and health care for migrants onto the Hudson Valley area. — ABC New York

Around the U.S. 

Hundreds of migrants queue near U.S-Mexico wall as Title 42 termination approaches:

Activists say migrants began queuing this week in Tijuana, which borders San Diego, as they look to get ahead of a potential rush in asylum applications after May 11. — Reuters

Was every migrant expelled under Title 42?

Title 42 was not applied to all migrants seeking asylum. Most of the people expelled under the rule were from Mexico and Central America. — The New York Times

What is Title 42, why is it ending and what’s happening now at the border?

Politicians on both sides of the aisle and local officials have expressed skepticism that the Biden administration is prepared to handle increased migrant crossings following the end of Title 42. — CNN

The new surge at the border highlights a broader reality about U.S. immigration policy:

U.S. officials believe that the number of migrant crossings per day, which has recently hovered around 7,500, could soon rise above 12,000. — The New York Times

Mexico’s president criticizes Florida’s new immigration bill as ‘immoral’:

The bill will grant $12 million to a program that was used to fly newly arrived migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, a move critics called inhumane. — The Hill

Washington D.C.

U.S. finalizes asylum restriction to ramp up border deportations once Title 42 lapses:

U.S. asylum officers were trained on how to enforce the restriction on Tuesday and the regulation is expected to be published today. — CBS News

Title 42 has left an imprint on the future of asylum:The Biden administration is following a longtime border strategy used by Democratic and Republican administrations to try to stop people from crossing. — Los Angeles Times

This summary was featured in Documented’s Early Arrival newsletter. You can subscribe to receive it in your inbox three times per week here.

Fisayo Okare

Fisayo writes Documented’s "Early Arrival" newsletter and "Our City" column. She is an MSc. graduate of Columbia Journalism School, New York, and earned her BSc. degree in Mass Comm. from Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos.




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