Biden administration to end controversial border policy in May

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which invoked the controversial order in March 2020 to limit the spread of Covid-19, said the policy is no longer needed to protect public health.

In this April 5, 2019, photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicle sits near the border wall. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo

By Krista Mahr

04/01/2022 04:16 PM EDT

Updated: 04/01/2022 04:08 PM EDT

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The Biden administration said on Friday that it will end a Trump-era border policy on May 23, under which nearly two million migrants have been expelled from the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which invoked the controversial order in March 2020 to limit the spread of Covid-19, but which critics say became an immigration control measure, said the policy is no longer needed to protect public health.

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