WASHINGTON, DC – Gustavo Torres, CASA executive director, issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement that the Biden administration will stop using Title 42 starting May 23 to expel immigrants seeking humanitarian protections.

Title 42 has served as an excuse to expel Black and brown immigrants for too long, and it must end immediately. In rejecting this discriminatory policy, the Biden administration must also undo the damage that migrants have suffered by offering and expanding asylum, temporary protected status (TPS), and other immigrant protections. This means creating a fair, humane, and anti-racist immigration system that keeps people safe and families together. ICE detention centers must be closed down, and digital surveillance must end. Immigrants must be welcomed and provided with the resources they need including legal counsel and in-language services. The Biden administration must rise to this moment because Black and brown communities have been waiting too long for relief.”


With over 122,000 lifetime Latino, immigrant, and working-class members across 46 US states, CASA is the foremost immigrant organization in the mid-Atlantic region and a national leader in supporting immigrant families and ensuring that all individuals have the core support necessary for full participation in society. Now a national immigrant powerhouse, CASA creates change with its powerbuilding model blending human services, community organizing, and advocacy in order to serve the full spectrum of the needs, dreams, and aspirations of members. Visit us at www.wearecasa.org and follow us on Twitter at @CASAforall.