Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, Oct. 17, 2022
"The U.S. government's top public health expert on migration told Congress he refused to approve a policy allowing mass expulsions at the U.S.-Mexico border because he believed the measure, enacted...
CDC, Apr. 1, 2022
" Public Health Determination and Order Regarding the Right to Introduce Certain Persons from Countries Where a Quarantinable Communicable Disease Exists pdf icon [534 KB, 30 pages]
Following a public health determination, the...
The 21-page, Mar. 11, 2022 CDC Order is here .
The CDC Media Statement is here .
Reporting by Camilo Montoya-Galvez is here .
Congresswoman Judy Chu, Feb. 14, 2022
"In response to the continued use of Title 42 to expel asylum seekers at the border, Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Nydia Velázquez (NY-07) led 33 other House Democrats on a letter...
Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, Feb. 4, 2022
"After a recent internal review, the Biden administration decided to maintain a pandemic-era order put in place under former President Donald Trump that authorizes the rapid deportation of migrants...
American Immigration Council, Oct. 15, 2021
"The United States has long guaranteed the right to seek asylum to individuals who arrive at our southern border and ask for protection. But since March 20, 2020, that fundamental right has been largely...
Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, Oct. 14, 2021
"Out of hundreds of thousands of migrants who have been processed under a pandemic-era policy at the southern border, just over 3,200 asylum-seekers have been screened for U.S. humanitarian protection...
CDC, Aug. 17, 2021
"The current pandemic of COVID-19 has been determined by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) under the International Health Regulations, and it creates unique challenges...
CDC, Aug. 2, 2021
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an order under Sections 362 and 365 of the Public Health Service Act, and associated implementing regulations, that temporarily suspends the introduction of certain...
Kathryn Hampton, Michele Heisler, Cynthia Pompa, Alana Slavin, July 28, 2021
"Toward the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the Trump administration overrode the objections of public health experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease...
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...
Jake Bleiberg, Elliot Spagat, Associated Press, July 13, 2021
"The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will issue an order this week about how migrant children are treated under a public health order that has prevented people from seeking...
July 1, 2021 letter to HHS, CDC
"We are writing to follow up again on our January 28 letter to Dr. Walensky to urge the CDC to rescind in its entirety the order issued under Title 42 in March 2020 and repeatedly extended since, that continues to...
Stef W. Kight, Axios, June 20, 2021
"The White House is considering ending — as early as July 31 — the use of a Trump-era public health order that's let U.S. border officials quickly turn back migrant families to Mexico, Axios has...
UNHCR, May 20, 2021, Statement attributable to UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi
"I appeal to the government of the United States to swiftly lift the public health-related asylum restrictions that remain in effect at the border and...