Migrants in Mexico dismayed by continuation of U.S. border policy
For thousands of migrants who have waited for months in northern Mexico, Monday was supposed to mark the moment when the U.S. government finally
dropped a pandemic-era policy that has largely prevented them from seeking asylum in the United States.
Instead, May 23 marked the latest setback for many migrants, after a federal judge in Louisiana blocked U.S. authorities from lifting the sweeping policy, known as Title 42, which since March 2020 has empowered U.S. agents to quickly turn back over a million migrants to Mexico and other countries.
Health authorities at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said at the time it was needed to curb the spread of the coronavirus in crowded border facilities.