If at this point in his presidency, Biden doesn’t have a plan to restore access to asylum and manage public health at the border, it’s time for things to change.
To the Biden administration’s credit, serious headway was made against the pandemic in the first 100 days, as more than 220 million vaccine doses were provided. This was achieved because the President believes in science and listens to public health experts.
But the use of Title 42 to turn away migrants is based on junk science and its invocation last year was rooted in xenophobia. Biden must repeal this order now to uphold his claims that his administration’s decisions will always be based on science and respect for law and human rights.