Washington Dec 3 (EFE) .- The government of President Joe Biden extended the application of Title 42, a health regulation that denies entry to the country to foreigners who supposedly represent a threat to public health, announced this Friday CBS News .
The government began applying that rule in March 2020, during the presidency of Donald Trump and when the coronavirus pandemic began to spread through the United States, denying the entry into the country of hundreds of thousands of migrants arriving at the border.
The government of President Joe Biden continued to apply the rule with reviews every 60 days on the results of that measure, although with exceptions.
The CBS television network reported this Friday that, according to a spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the agency made an evaluation of the results and “the order remains in effect.”
Although Biden came to the White House in January 2020 with promises of more “humane and fair” immigration policies than those of his predecessor, he has continued to uphold this standard, much criticized by civil rights groups.
Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading epidemiologist and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has publicly indicated that this measure is of doubtful use since “the problem is within our own country.”
“Focusing on immigrants, expelling them is not the solution to an outbreak,” Fauci added in an interview with CNN.
The measure was supposedly created by the CDC during Trump’s term, although press versions claim that it was the government itself that pressured this agency to establish this public health standard.
Last November, former CDC official Anne Schuchat told a congressional committee that Title 42 was unnecessary and that it was approved by the Trump administration even though it was “not based on a public health assessment at the time.”