Bottleneck: The border problems left behind by Title 42

The lifting of Title 42 means the Biden administration now must contend with a bottleneck at the border created over two years as the U.S. denied migrants their legal avenue for seeking asylum.


The issue is already turning into a major political fight with Republicans seeking to target the administration as soft on immigration by lifting a rule they see as a “common sense” border control measure.


And some Democrats in tough elections are seeking to distance themselves from the Biden administration’s decision, joining in alarm over a migrant surge.