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Creation of a Sustainable Immigration Policy for the United States

WHEREAS, Title 42 is a public health law that allows U.S. Customs and Border Protection to deny individuals entrance into the United States in order to "prevent [the] spread of communicable disease"; and

WHEREAS, it was implemented at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 as part of the Public Health Emergency operated under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and

WHEREAS, since that time, Title 42 has been mandated to immediately expel arriving migrants, including hundreds of thousands of families and children, arriving from the U.S.- Mexico border without allowing them to first apply for asylum or other potential humanitarian protections; and

WHEREAS, many of those individuals and families were African immigrants along with immigrants from Haiti, Central America, Mexico and surrounding areas; and

WHEREAS, Title 42 has been a significant part of both the Trump and Biden administrations' border policies and management strategies; and

WHEREAS, on May 11, 2023 the Public Health Emergency ended, which includes the expiration of Title 42; and

WHEREAS, The Biden Administration has been preparing for the end of Title 42 and the anticipated increase of migrant family detention at the border which will significantly further strain border management and processing capacity; and

WHEREAS, The Administration will be requesting additional funding from Congress to support additional border guards, construction of detention facilities, and other needed supports. Some of which was included the President's Fiscal Year Budget for 2024; and

WHEREAS, migrants are being transported to sanctuary cities without a strategic plan to properly receive them. Further causing hyper strain and drain of limited resources in impoverished Black communities.

WHEREAS, That the NAACP reaffirms its previous resolutions, from 2001, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2018, addressing immigration and our long standing commitment to the protection and expansion of civil and human rights for all communities of color, and remains ardently opposed to the separation of families at any time.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NAACP will continue to demand that the current and future Administrations and Congress to develop and implement more sustainable asylum and border management processes that are more humane, equitable, and orderly border systems.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the NAACP will continue to demand increased funding from Congress for much needed humane border and Black communities in sanctuary cities support.

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