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Title 42 ends with migrants lined up and border cities braced for the unknown

Long lines formed again next to the border wall in El Paso — a scene repeated in other parts of the southern border — as migrants anticipated the end of a policy that has allowed immigration agents to quickly expel them.

Migrants line up on the U.S.-Mexico border prior to boarding a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol bus near El Paso on May 11, 2023.

Migrants walk along the banks of the Rio Bravo river after crossing the border to turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents before the lifting of Title 42, as seen from Matamoros, Mexico May 11, 2023.

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