PHOENIX- The title 42 program started under the Trump administration and has remained in the administration of President Biden.
The rule allows border authorities to expel foreigners due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Such is the case of Wilson Cerrato, a deported Honduran migrant who tells Telemundo Arizona about his journey through the desert to the United States.
The Washington Post clarified that the draft of these guidelines is pending approval by the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, confirmed by the Senate last week.
“Death was nearby in that desert … don’t bear the truth, don’t bear the heat in the desert,” Wilson recalls that for three days he walked through the Arizona desert, after having illegally crossed the southern border of the United States.
Once detained by the Border Patrol, his stay in the country only lasted hours.
“I surrendered on Sunday night they took me to Yuma, on Monday morning they threw us to San Luis Río Colorado.”
Expert immigration attorney Matt Adams provides advice.
Wilson is not the only migrant who has had the experience of being deported under Title 42.
The Joe Biden administration faces a historical record with the arrival last March of 172,331 undocumented immigrants to the southern border of the country, an increase of 70.6% compared to the total of 101 thousand 28 February this year, according to data updated on last Thursday by Customs and Border Protection (CBP).