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Immigration Law

CDC Lifts Title 42 Blockade for Unaccompanied Children

CDC, July 16, 2021

"CDC thus finds that, at this time, there is appropriate infrastructure in place to protect the children, caregivers, and local communities from elevated risk of COVID-19 transmission as a result of the introduction of UC, and U.S. healthcare resources are not significantly impacted by providing UC necessary care. CDC believes the COVID-19-related public health concerns associated with UC introduction can be adequately addressed without UC being subject to the October Order, thereby permitting the government to better address the humanitarian challenges for these children. Based on the foregoing, CDC is fully excepting UC from the October Order, and the February Notice is hereby superseded. This Order shall be immediately effective. I consulted with DHS and other federal departments as needed before I issued this Order and requested that DHS continue to aid in the enforcement of this Order because CDC does not have the capability, resources, or personnel needed to do so."