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EXPLAINER: Biden uses Trump-era tool against Haiti migrants


Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is relying on a contested Trump-era policy as it disperses thousands of Haitian migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border near the small South Texas city of Del Rio. The Department of Homeland Security is invoking the public health law known as Title 42 to quickly take Haitians into custody and fly them back to their troubled homeland, denying them an opportunity to make a claim to stay in the U.S. by seeking asylum. That has angered human rights activists and others who hoped to see the policy ended by an administration that has otherwise sought to reverse much of Trump’s immigration agenda. 

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