Migrants who traveled to the United States border seeking asylum have lashed out at the Biden administration after a federal judge ordered that the Title 42 health policy be extended — and many frustrated by the long wait have decided to risk crossing the Rio Grande into Texas, according to reports.
“First they said they were going to open the border to asylum claims, then they said they weren’t,” Max Alexander Gonter, 24, told Reuters while sitting in a migrant shelter in Monterrey.
Gonter told the wire service he has spent nearly two years waiting in Mexico to seek asylum after fleeing poverty and violence in his native Honduras.
“I can’t stand this anymore, I’m exhausted,” he said.
The Trump administration in 2020 adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Title 42 policy that allowed immigration officials to immediately deport illegal immigrants to Mexico without first hearing their