Two Years of the Immoral Misuse of Title 42: Virtual Day of Action

Ronnate Asirwatham
March 21, 2022
Watch the Livestream at 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific

March 21, 2022 marks two years since President Trump authorized Title 42, a racist, inhumane policy with no medical basis that turns migrants and asylum seekers away at our country’s Southern border. Since President Biden came into office, NETWORK’s community of justice-seekers and our partners have repeatedly called on his administration to end the misuse of Title 42 and restore asylum — to no avail.

Last week, President Biden ended Title 42 expulsions for unaccompanied children. While this is a small win, it makes no sense to say unaccompanied children don’t bring disease, but children with families do. President Biden needs to follow science and allow the CDC to end the Title 42 expulsion policy for all immigrants at our Southern Border.

Take Action on Social Media

From March 18 to March 21, Kino Border Initiative invites people of faith to pray on social media. Your prayers will lift up a Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) in Nogales, Mexico organized by seven migrants to mark two years of Title 42.

Here’s how to participate: 

  • Wear red and make a sign that says, “Save Asylum! End Title 42!”
  •  Take a photo of yourself or you and your friends
  • Post your photo on the social media platform of your choice, with a prayer

Kino has asked that you name the seven migrants in your prayers. They are: Lisandro, Miriam, Esmeralda, Victor, Manuel, Sarahi, and Rosario. In your post, be sure to tag @NETWORKLobby, @KinoBorder, @POTUS, and use the hashtags #SaveAsylum and #EndTitle42.