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Save the Children Statement on Possible Title 42 Expansion

Washington, D.C. (September 9, 2022) – After today’s news that President Biden is considering an expansion of Tile 42 to include Venezuelans, Cubans, and Nicaraguans, Christy Gleason, Save the Children Vice President of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns, issued the following statement:

“We are deeply concerned and disappointed by the news that President Biden is considering an expansion of Title 42, a harmful policy that has put asylum-seeking children and families at risk of unnecessary danger for far too long. Medical experts and President Biden’s own CDC leadership have stated that Title 42 does not protect public health. There is no reason to continue using this horrible and inhumane policy as a stopgap for real immigration reform. We call on the Biden administration and Congress to end this policy immediately and instead create a humane system for processing asylum claims for all who seek safe haven in our country.”

Save the Children – together with our political advocacy arm, Save the Children Action Network – will continue to work with the Biden administration to ensure families and children are treated legally, with dignity and respect, and advocate for the creation of reimagined immigration system. 

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