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  • Human Rights Research Center

Title 42: A Timeline of Key Events Compared to Mainstream News Coverage

November 9, 2023

In this slideshow, author Katherine McCann illustrates the media's response to key events surrounding the United States' policy on immigration and asylum seekers at the southern border. Read the full article on our website here.


Download a copy of the visual report below.

Media Coverage of Title 42 - Timeline
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Timeline Citations

  1. Michelle Hackman & Tarini Parti, Wall Street Journal. Biden Plans Border Overhaul, Starting With Lifting Covid-19 Order. 2021.

  2. Adam Isacson, WOLA. 10 Things to Know About the End of Title 42. 2023.

  3. Al Jazeera, Timeline: Title 42 expulsions at the US-Mexico border. 2023.

  4. Jihan Abdalla, Al Jazeera, Rights groups decry ‘flawed’ US asylum exemptions process. 2021.

  5. Federal Register, Public Health Reassessment and Order Suspending the Right To Introduce Certain Persons From Countries Where a Quarantinable Communicable Disease Exists. 2021.

  6. Al Jazeera, US judge gives Biden administration five weeks to end Title 42. 2022.

  7. Women’s Refugee Commission, As CDC Renews “Title 42” Order, Women’s Refugee Commission Calls for Biden Administration to End the Policy and Restore Access to Asylum. 2021.


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