Border Patrol

One-on-One with retired Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott

The Biden administration wanted the public health order at the border Title 42 to end today, but a federal judge ruled Friday to keep the restriction in place for now. Title 42 was put in place at the beginning of the pandemic and made it possible to quickly expel migrants trying to enter the U.S. in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas listens to Raul Ortiz, Chief, U.S. Border Patrol, as he tours the section of the border wall with Mexico, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in La Joya, Texas. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP, Pool)

Ariz. Border Patrol agents report increased migrant activity

Border Patrol agents in Arizona are preparing for the expiration of Title 42. Agents say they are experiencing a surge in migrant encounters near their checkpoint in Tucson. On Wednesday, they voiced that their encounters are vastly different from those reported in other border states such as Texas and California.