Monday, May 29, 2023

Colombia forms a technical panel for the abolition of US Title 42

Colombia’s ambassador to the United States, Luis Gilberto Murillo, reported the establishment of a technical panel, which is in charge of ensuring that the process of detention and repatriation of Colombian citizens following the revocation complies with the levels of human rights protection . Title 42 of the.

The announcement comes before complaints from Colombians repatriated from the North American country in recent days; For which the Colombian government expressed its concern through Migración Colombia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Our consulates are working permanently to respond to the “very complex situation of removing the non-application of Title 42 and what has begun to apply: Title 8,” the ambassador explained.

Greater influx of immigrants due to the abolition of Title 42

The abolition of Title 42 would generate a very significant influx of migrants, which is why the ambassador assured that “we are in discussion with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be able to strengthen the response capacity of consulates in the event of an avalanche ” Today the services of our diplomatic missions are in demand.

It should be noted that, as of May 11, 2023, the United States ceases to enforce Title 42. Activated in March 2020 as a temporary sanitisation measure to reduce the spread of Covid 19.

The foregoing paved the way for the reinstatement of Title 8, which has, historically, determined the management of immigrants in that country and which authorizes the Office of Customs and Border Protection (US Customs and Border Protection, CBP) to He tries to expel any person. Enter your field in irregular position.

In this sense, Ambassador Murillo said that Colombia continues to work on opening more “legal migration channels, regular, orderly, safe migration to the United States”, to the extent that “we do not want any family, any also the person submits to pass.” what is called the ‘mark of death’, or the risk of being treated indecently in some of the procedures that are in place against irregular migrants,” the ambassador explained.

Finally, official confirms Colombia’s entry family reunion event Thereby benefiting the large number of Colombian men and women who wish to legally immigrate to the United States.

It is important to remember that the “Family Reunification” program allows Colombians who have relatives living in the United States to immigrate more easily. This means that if a Colombian citizen has a spouse, child, father or mother in the United States, they will be able to request their permit to stay in the country more quickly.

Following the same line, the US will strengthen measures to reduce migrant smuggling, barring entry for people trying to cross the border illegally for a period of up to five years.

Title 42 Controversy

Alejandro Bohorquez-Keeney, a professor at Universidad Externado, explains that the Title 42 controversy has to do with states like Arizona or Missouri, “What is alleged is that withdrawing Title 42 where border officials restrict entry Can, even legal, for some migrants, extend migration to these places, which is precisely what they don’t want, that’s what’s controversial.

Bohorquez noted that with regard to the revocation of the title there is an expectation “that it will facilitate entry or that unregulated entries into American territory will continue…that is the central point.”

If an expat follows the normal process from Colombia, they will not notice a big difference or feel any significant change. The main difference is Title 42 applies to people who enter by land from Mexico or Canada, but it is specifically directed towards Mexico.

Internationalist and human rights expert Natasja Rojas explains that people can be deported and sanctioned for not being able to enter the United States for the next 5 years, and if they are caught trying to re-enter, so they can face a criminal process

How to request asylum in the United States?

To apply for asylum in the US, you must be physically present in the US or attempt to enter the US through a formal port of entry (border or airport).

  • Affirmative Asylum: A person who is not in removal proceedings may apply for asylum to the US government through US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If the Office of Citizenship and Immigration Services does not grant asylum, the applicant enters removal proceedings. In that instance, the applicant would make another application for asylum through the defensive asylum process, during which they may appear before an immigration judge. You can find more information about the affirmative asylum process here.
  • Defensive Asylum: A person who is in removal proceedings may apply for defensive asylum with an immigration judge from the Executive Office of Immigration Review at the Department of Justice. That is, seeking asylum as a defense against removal from the US. More information about the defensive asylum process can be found here.

Those who enter illegally and are detained will be detained at the border patrol and will of course be deported within a few days.

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