21 March 2020 – Began rapid expulsion policy at U.S. borders

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Type of Intervention: Border measures
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Level of Jurisdiction: Federal
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Overview: The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, through an existing law under Title 42 of the United States Code Section 265, began a policy of rapid expulsion involving fast summary deportations of unauthorized immigrants at the Mexican and Canadian land borders. The policy has effectively limited the processing of asylum claims.
Full details here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/trump-administration-has-expelled-10000-migrants-at-the-border-during-coronavirus-outbreak/2020/04/09/b177c534-7a7b-11ea-8cec-530b4044a458_story.html