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Over 99% of migrants who sought exception to Title 42 via CBP One App were approved

CBP One App (credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
CBP One App (credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
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The majority of requests made by migrants for an exception to the Title 42 public health order using the recently-expanded CBP One App have been accepted.

Of the more than 80,000 migrants that applied, over 99 percent were found to have met the criteria, according to a CBP spokesperson.

The CBP One App has long existed, but in January the Biden Administration expanded the use of the CBP One App to allow migrants to seek a humanitarian exception to Title 42.

The app allows migrants to upload information like their photo, schedule an appointment at a port of entry to pursue the exception to the order.

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The CBP One App is not a way to claim asylum, but it does allows migrants to enter the country upon approval to proceed with their asylum process.

Factors weighing in favor of a humanitarian exception to Title 42 includes:

  • Physical or mental illness
  • Disability
  • Pregnancy
  • Lack of access to safe housing or shelter
  • Age: under 21 years old or over 70 years old
  • Individuals that have been threatened or harmed while in Mexico

Reporter Jonathan Mejia will get an exclusive inside look at Sacred Heart Church in Segundo Barrio which has become the epicenter for migrants tonight at CBS4 at 10.

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