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  • August 03, 2021

ACLU, immigrant rights groups resume lawsuit to end border policy allowing expulsion of migrants

Earlier Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union and other immigrant rights organizations resumed a lawsuit challenging Title 42. The lawsuit came after months of negotiations to end the policy “reached an impasse,” according to the lawsuit filed with the U.S. District Court in Washington.

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As record levels of migrant children, families and adults continue to come to the U.S.-Mexico border, the Biden administration has used Title 42 to turn away the majority of migrants. In June, border agents encountered a yearly high of migrants at 188,829.

Although some families cannot be expelled under Title 42, the Department of Homeland Security last week reinstated a policy that allows immigration authorities to remove migrant families without a hearing. The families who have gone through the expedited removal process could not be expelled under Title 42 but “do not have a legal basis to stay in the United States.” The first flights deporting those families began Friday.

Reach Rebecca Morin at Twitter @RebeccaMorin_

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