USCG clarifies maritime migration policy

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The US lifted a pandemic border control policy brought in under Title 42. The policy, which is part of the 1944 Public Health Service Act, allows American border authorities to quickly turn back migrants, including asylum seekers, at Ports of Entry (POE) to prevent the spread of disease.  However, US Coast Guard has advised that the termination of Title 42 does not alter US maritime migration policies, and US maritime borders remain closed. Regardless of nationality, anyone who arrives irregularly by sea to the United States, including its territories, will be apprehended by Border Patrol and will be subject to expedited removal. Illegal migration by sea continues to claim lives worldwide and the USCG is emphasizing its dangers.

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