The country’s main human rights organization will take the White House to court after considering its negotiations failed
The covid-19 pandemic served as an excuse for the Donald Trump government to carry out express deportations without the right to request asylum and the Delta variant of the same disease now does that of Joe Biden to extend them indefinitely. It was rumored that at the end of July the Federal Executive would stop applying Title 42 of the Code that prohibits the entry of foreigners when the Center for Infectious Diseases Control (CDC) believes that there is “a serious danger” that they transmit diseases to, but in Instead, said body announced on Tuesday the renewal of that declaration indefinitely. As a result, one of the main civil rights organizations in the country, the ACLU, has announced that it will sue the White House after seven months of negotiating with it. “It is clear that there is no end in sight for Title 42, so we will immediately proceed to seek an injunction in court,” said Deputy Director of the Immigrant Defense Project, Lee Gelernt.
The move comes as part of a wave of arrests that, despite the summer heat, is breaking all records. The number of more than 188,000 detainees at the border is the highest in 21 years and the number for August is expected to exceed that of July.
Conservatives blame this for the relaxation of Biden’s measures and the weakness of his words, which has spread the myth in Central America that there is “a good man” in the White House who will not deport them. At the same time, progressives are outraged at the president for continuing Trump’s policies.
However, there is still a loophole that many exploit: if they tell officials that they fear for their lives should they return to their country, they will get them out of line, give them a hearing with an immigration judge and, most likely, let them stay until their application for political asylum is considered. Last year 44% did not show up for the next hearings, although Vice President Mike Pence raised that number in a speech to 90%, which fuels the speech of the extreme right. A study from the University of Pennsylvania that analyzed a period of ten years concluded that 88% follow up on their application.