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For Immediate Release //

January 10, 2023

Contact: Tamara Marquez,, (562) 212-2664


President Biden’s New Border Enforcement Policies Go Against Immigrant Communities Targets Refugees at Risk of Violence Back Home

San Bernardino, CAOn January 5, 2023, President Joe Biden announced new border enforcement policies, including expanding Title 42, a policy that breaks international law and violates the human rights of immigrants seeking asylum. Start ing Thursday, January 12, 2023, immigrants from Cuba, Venezuela, Haiti, and Nicaragua will become a target for deportation under the expansion of Title 42.

Javier Hernandez, Executive Director at the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice, stated:

President Biden is reneging on the promises he made during his 2020 campaign, which included ending Title 42. While we await the Supreme Court’s decision on the lawfulness of Title 42, there is no excuse for expanding a Trump-era racist and xenophobic immigration policy. ICIJ stands in solidarity with the immigrants of Cuba, Venezuela, Haiti, and Nicaragua that the Biden-Harris Administration is targeting for deportation.

We demand that President Biden fulfill his campaign promise to welcome refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants with compassion and respect. His current immigration proposal to expand Trump-era policies does the opposite by denying the legal right to seek asylum to immigrants from certain countries and setting strict rules that will put people’s lives at risk.


The Inland Empire is home to the largest immigrant detention center in the West Coast, the Adelanto GEO Detention Center. We demand that Inland Empire Congressmembers stand with refugees and asylum seekers and urge the Biden-Harris Administration to keep their campaign promises and end the maltreatment of immigrants with undignified policies.