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Elvia Díaz: Why nobody is happy with Biden's Title 42 expansion

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Monday, January 9, 2023 - 2:17pm

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ICE Air Operations transport Mexican nationals to the interior of Mexico under Title 42 in May 2020.

The Show regularly checks in with the Arizona Republic editorial board to talk about current issues facing the state and the region — featured in columns on the newspaper’s op-ed pages.

President Joe Biden visited the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, Sunday on the heels of an announcement last week that instead of ending the controversial measure known as Title 42, he will expand it for the time being.

The Trump-era public health rule has allowed U.S. officials to expel thousands of migrants at the border without letting them apply for asylum. The U.S. Supreme Court put the repeal of Title 42 on hold pending arguments recently.

Now, under the new plan, the U.S. government will be able to immediately expel migrants from Cuba, Haiti and Nicaragua. It establishes a parole program for migrants from those countries that will mean some of them can get into the country legally.

But Elvia Díaz says the new plan isn’t fooling anyone. Diaz is the editorial page editor of The Arizona Republic and joined The Show to talk about her column.

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