US surging air transportation and resources to border in preparation for Title 42 ending

The federal government has taken extensive steps to prepare for a historic surge of immigrants across the southern border next month, contracting planes to expeditiously move people in custody within the United States, according to the country’s top border official.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s acting commissioner, Troy Miller, told lawmakers in a hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday afternoon that the 60,000-person agency had gone to extreme measures to be prepared for May 11, when the pandemic public health policy Title 42 is set to end.


“Many of these individuals could attempt to enter the United States in the near term,” Miller told members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security.

The conclusion of Title 42, after more than three years of being in effect, means border officials will no
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