“Sector Chief Gloria Chavez readies El Paso Border Patrol for end of Title 42, return of asylum”
Austin Kocher, research assistant professor in the Newhouse School with the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), was quoted in the El Paso Times story “Sector Chief Gloria Chavez readies El Paso Border Patrol for end of Title 42, return of asylum.” Kocher, who leads TRAC’s research on U.S. immigration, explained how federal prosecutions of immigration offenses were down in January when compared to five years prior due to Title 42.
“Unlawful entry prosecutions — which make up the vast majority of federal court cases in general — those charges completely bottomed out and haven’t recovered,” Kocher said. As a result, those trying to enter the U.S. who would have been prosecuted in the past are now being turned away. But due to the upcoming end of Title 42, Kocher said he expects “those federal prosecution numbers to shoot way back up.”