Migrants Request Asylum at US Border as Title 42 Expires

Migrants crossed the US border from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to El Paso, Texas, following the expiration of Title 42 on the night of Thursday, May 11.

Footage from Corinne Boudreaux shows the situation at the border prior to the expiration of the COVID-related policy. Boudreaux told Storyful that the footage shows two families on the Paso del Norte International Bridge in anticipation of the expiration.

Further footage shows migrants who had crossed the border waiting on US soil to be picked up and transported by US immigration authorities.

Title 42 was used more than 2.8 million times from March 2020 by US authorities to expel migrants at the southern border without allowing them to request asylum, according to data from Customs and Border Protection.

Citing officials, local media reported 13,000 migrants, more than double the current average, were expected to cross the southern border every day once Title 42 lifted. Credit: Corinne Boudreaux via Storyful

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