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Title 8 allows U.S. border authorities to put asylum seekers in an expedited removal process and also prohibits anyone caught crossing illegally from reentering the country or seeking asylum for five years.

Mexico will stop granting transit permits to migrants in response to the United States’ lifting of Title 42, according to the country’s National Migration Institute (INM). Read more»

CBP agents and officers during a press conference in April 2021.

Border Patrol lost a second agent in Southern Arizona to COVID-19 in November, one of 55 CBP employees killed by coronavirus — including seven federal border officers and agents in Arizona. COVID has become the leading cause of death of U.S. law enforcement officers. Read more»

A Border Patrol agent speaks to media during a tour of a tent-like facility for migrant children in Tucson in April 2021.

A Border Patrol agent in Southern Arizona died Friday from COVID-19, one of a half-dozen members of CBP killed by coronavirus in the state. Anibal Perez is the fourth BP agent to die from COVID in Arizona this year as the disease has cut a swath through CBP's ranks, killing 51 officers and employees during the pandemic. Read more»

Border Patrol agents assist Haitian immigrants gathered under an international bridge in Del Rio, Texas.

As the Biden administration scrambles to repatriate more than 10,000 Haitians who gathered in a Texas border town last week to ask for asylum, immigration officials speaking in the town repeated one message: “Our borders are not open. And people should not make the journey.” Read more»