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Title 42 has expired: The view from a border town mayor

Title 42, the pandemic-era public health order that allowed U.S. officials to quickly turn back migrants at the border, ended at midnight. There has been a sharp increase in activity at the border in the weeks leading up to the end of the order — an increase that is straining already overstretched shelters and border patrol facilities.

For the view from the border, host Peter O’Dowd speaks to the Mayor of Laredo, Texas, Dr. Victor Treviño.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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