Coronavirus Update: CDC Public Health Measure Used to Expedite Removal Processes

By April 13, 2020December 2nd, 2020Covid 19
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On March 21, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a public charge measure that border officials are using to override immigration laws and expedite the removal process. The order is known as the Order Suspending Introduction of Certain Persons from Countries Where a Communicable Disease Exists. The emergency public health order issued by the CDC bans the entry of foreigners that are considered to pose a “serious danger” to the spread of communicable diseases. The order was initially in place for 30 days and is expected to be extended.

According to CBP, since the order was introduced, apprehensions at the border dropped by 50%, nearly 80% of those were removed within hours. Those who are removed include unaccompanied underage children. Access to protections such as asylum has been effectively blocked, with exceptions granted only for those able to show a “reasonably believable” fear of being tortured.

Asylum is a humanitarian immigration benefit applied for by individuals who fear severe harm or persecution if they return to their country of origin. For more information on asylum and other humanitarian relief, please click here.

You can find key immigration information related to the Corona Virus below.

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