Live look after Title 42
KTSM 9 News Reporter Jasmine Perry gives a recap on what migrants will encounter as Title 42 expires.
Today is Friday, May 12th.
I’m Stephanie Shields.
Thank you for joining us this morning here on KTSM Nine News Today.
Title 42 is now lifted, and thousands of migrants were seen on the other side of the border last night.
Our KTSM 9 News reporter Jasmine is the first reporter to be out live at Gate 42 after the lifting, where families and single adults were seen being led to be processed by the Department of Homeland Security.
Good morning, Stephanie.
So we know that Title 42 was lifted last night at 10 p.m.
here in El Paso, and hundreds of migrants were lining up along the south side of the border.
Now we do know the Biden administration began to deny entry to migrants who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border without seeking protection.
According to Homeland Security Secretary, it was made clear that our borders are not open yet.
Numbers of asylum seekers were showing up at the border before Title 42, while more migrants were seen arriving at the Camp Migrant Call, also known as U.S.
Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz gave a statement yesterday on what has been done so far.
“These groups amass upwards of 2,500.
In the last 48 hours, we’ve been able to process and transport 1,500 of these, and we’re going to do the same with these thousand that are on the ground right now.
We hope to have this done in the next 24 hours,” said Ortiz.
Mayorka tells KTSM if anyone arrives at the southern border, there will be consequences.
A five-year ban before they can try and reenter the United States.
They could also face criminal prosecution.
And while I spoke with several migrants who have been processed to go on to their final destination, I had the chance to speak to one woman who crossed the border pregnant and actually gave birth here in the U.S.
But for more on that, you’ll just have to wait for our later newscast.
Reporting live at the US-Mexico border, Jasmine.