In A Day Marked to Celebrate Immigrants, Biden Moves to Expel Thousands More of Them

Jose Munoz Press Releases

In A Day Marked to Celebrate Immigrants, Biden Moves to Expel Thousands More of Them

For Immediate Release
Contact: José Alonso Muñoz | jose@unitedwedream.org | 202.810.0746

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Biden administration announced an appeal to a federal court ruling asking them to allow them to continue using the Trump-era Title 42 policy. This news comes as over 50 lawmakers are calling on President Biden to halt deportations of Black immigrants to Haiti.

Juliana Macedo do Nascimento, Senior Advocacy Manager of United We Dream, said:

“Did I blink and Trump suddenly become President again? 

No, he didn’t, which makes the news today that President Biden is choosing to defend the racist Trump-era Title 42 policy shocking and disappointing. It is unfathomable that the Biden administration would fight in court to keep Title 42 – a pillar of Stephen Miller and Trump’s white nationalist agenda – in place. President Biden, you have a choice to make right now: either continue to deny Black and brown immigrants their legal right to asylum by fighting to keep Title 42 in place or be a champion for immigrants by ending the cruelties of detention and deportation. You cannot do both. 

Let’s also not forget that despite a tragic and devastating earthquake last month that forced hundreds of thousands to seek safety in the U.S, the Biden administration has restarted mass deportations and expulsions of Black immigrants to Haiti. The Biden administration must immediately reverse this decision, stop the use of Title 42, and stop detaining, deporting and expelling immigrants.”

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United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 400,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.