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As Title 42 Near End Katie Hobbs Visits Coaches County

Arizona – As Title 42 inches closer and closer to the deadline, the Trump-era pandemic public health protocols became the key defense officials used to turn away migrants at the US-Mexico border.

The policy’s end comes as the Biden administration is ending the COVID-19 public health emergency nationally. The emergency declaration was the legal underpinning for Title 42’s border restrictions, in addition to a number of other policies.

With the restrictions coming to an end migrants are lined up in the streets of El Paso and are urged to turn themselves in to immigration authorities as the expiration of Title 42 looms.

Governor Katie Hobbs visits Cochise County as reports from the Sheriff stating Border crime is  at an ‘all-time high,’

Sheriff Mark Dannels, testified to a House Judiciary subcommittee Wednesday and it would only get worse without comprehensive immigration reform.

Hobbs posted on Twitter.

“Continuing the Title 42 conversation in Cochise County today, meeting with local law enforcement, healthcare providers, and educators. Despite having vastly different jobs, each of them are already dealing with the increase in people coming across the border. My office will continue to keep these lines of communication open so that we can appropriately assist the diverse needs of our state.”