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Statement from Mayor Eric Adams and Commissioner Manuel Castro on Restoring Our Asylum System by Ending Title 42

March 16, 2022

"At a time when people are fleeing armed conflict in Ukraine and seeking safety and refuge in the U.S., we join the national call to action to restore our asylum system by ending the Title 42 policy, a Trump-era policy that used the pandemic as a pretext to turn away asylum seekers. Asylum is a human right and asylum seekers deserve to be welcomed with dignity."