End Title 42 and Closed Borders, by Peter Orvetti

March to welcome Honduran refugees and protest against troops on the border

Image by Fibonacci Blue via Flickr

by Peter Orvetti
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 5, 2023

The crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border continues, with no policy solution in sight. During the 2022 fiscal year, nearly 2.4 million migrants were apprehended at the border, up 44 percent from the previous year and a nearly eightfold increase from five years earlier. Nearly 500,000 migrants successfully entered the U.S. across the southern border without authorization, four times the estimated total for 2017.

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