October 3, 2022
Doctors of the World USA condemns the recent extension of Title 42 expulsions at the U.S. southern border, despite the CDC’s stated position that the order should be lifted.
Title 42 has been used since 2020 by U.S. authorities to block and expel asylum seekers and other migrants from the United States under the guise of a pandemic mitigation measure. This decision endangers the lives of men, women and children who have a legal right to seek asylum and who are no more likely than anyone else in the country to carry disease.
Read the letter written by a group of public health experts, including Ron Waldman, Board President of Doctors of the World USA, urging the Biden administration to cease expansions to Title 42 and its subversion of public health to advance immigration control objectives.
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