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Title 42 and immigration on Wednesday's Access Utah

A wall along a road.
BBC World Service

According to the Deseret News, “Title 42, the controversial policy that allows Customs and Border Protection to turn migrants away without allowing them to file for asylum, is slated to end on May 23.” Some call the move irresponsible and expect a surge of migrants to follow. Others say that if Title 42 isn’t lifted, migrants who fear for their safety or lives in their home countries and are seeking asylum will attempt a dangerous illegal border crossing. Next time on Access Utah we’ll check in on the situation at the border with Chelsea Sachau, managing attorney of the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project’s border action team; and Pedro De Velasco, Director of Education and Advocacy at the Kino Border Initiative.

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Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.