What to expect when Title 42 border restriction is lifted

Attendees of the National Day of Action Against Immigration and Customs Enforcement rally hold a banner calling for the end of Title 42 outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Phoenix Field Office on North Central Avenue in Phoenix, Ariz., on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021.

Many regulations and limitations that went into effect around the beginning of COVID-19 are gone. You’re allowed back inside restaurants, you can buy as many rolls of toilet paper at once as you’d like, and you don’t have to wear a mask while doing either.

And now added to the list of regulations that will be lifted is Title 42

Title 42 is a public health code that was established in 1944 as a part of the Public Health Services Act. It gives the United States the ability to deny entry of non-citizens in the case of disease that could be seen as a serious danger to the U.S.

It was rarely used but was put into effect in March 2020 when the spread of COVID-19 became more serious. Since then, it has been used more than 1.7 million times by Customs and Border Protection.