As thousands of migrants awaited for Title 42 to be lifted across the U.S.-Mexico border, a federal judge has ruled to not lift the pandemic-related health order and remain in effect. 

Since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of asylum seekers were denied entry to the United States. Migrants relocated to Mexican border cities such as Ciudad Juarez and Tijuana with a chance to enter the U.S. as the U.S. was expected to lift the public health order on May 23, 2022

Under Title 42, thousands of refugees were expelled from U.S grounds due to control of the spread of coronavirus across both sides of the border. Migrants who were expelled did not have the opportunity to request humanitarian assistance and protection in the U.S. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentioned back in April that the pandemic-health order will be lifted but the rapid influx of migrants all across the border has caused concerns for the Biden administration. 

Various states in the nation such as Arizona and Missouri didn’t agree with the C.D.C’s statement due to the threat of illegal migration and illegal activities across the border. 

For more news on this event, please visit the article by The New York Times down below.