As the US government considers the fate of Title 42, which grants asylum to illegal aliens, the backlog of claims involving these individuals has reached 1.5 million.
According to the New York Post, the number of people who have been waiting for their hearings to be conducted is roughly equal between two groups: those who are currently in the country's immigration courts and those who are in the US's immigration services system.
According to a study conducted by the TRAC, the surge in asylum-seekers came from countries such as Haiti, Mexico, and Venezuela. It also attributed the increase in these individuals to political instability in these countries.
Over the past decade, the number of asylum-seekers in the US has significantly increased. From 2012 to 2022, the number of cases has increased from around 100,000 to over 750,000.
The study noted that the number of cases would only increase if the Biden Administration ends Title 42. The Trump administration implemented this policy during the start of the coronavirus pandemic in China. It cited public health as the reason for the reduction in both illegal and legal immigration into the country.
Although the policy has been successful, Joe Biden has vowed to stop it once he takes over as the next US president. He noted that he would continue to implement open borders policies.
The Supreme Court temporarily stopped the implementation of the policy on Monday, allowing it to remain in place while the case was heard. A coalition of Republican-controlled states will be making a case in February to preserve the policy.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on AM Greatness.