DHS Secretary Defends Use of Title 42 to Expel Illegal ImmigrantsEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday defended how the Biden administration is continuing to use a Trump-era policy to expel illegal immigrants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced last year it was using Title 42, a public health authority, to order the expulsion of illegal aliens due to concerns of COVID-19 transmission during the pandemic. The order has since been extended a number of times and the Biden administration has used it for nearly 750,000 expulsions, some of which are of repeat offenders. Mayorkas said in new comments that the administration would not embrace the policy in normal times. “The Title 42 authority is a public health authority. And it is not an immigration policy. It is not an immigration policy that we in this administration would embrace. But we view it as a public health imperative as the Centers for Disease Control has so …Read More

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