Florence Project and Kino Border Initiative React to the Resumption of “Remain in Mexico” and Continuation of Title 42
Arriving at a port of entry hoping to receive protection, instead we find a mockery of our dignity. We find rejection and discrimination. An immigration agent told us that, ‘They only come to the U.S. to bring us COVID.’ Even with insults that I will not repeat here, they blamed us. When I wanted to show him my negative COVID test, he wouldn’t let me get near him. Another migration agent told us that he was not going to give us water because everyone else would want water too. Later, they separated me from my family, put me in a vehicle full of mud and garbage, and without asking anything, they expelled me to Mexico. This is my experience, and sadly it is just one of many experiences of the racism that thousands of migrants have experienced in encounters with the CBP under [the] Title 42 policy. – Alejandro*, a migrant seeking protection in the U.S. who was turned away under Title 42.