US and Mexico face border chaos as Title 42 migration rule expires


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Cities along both sides of the US-Mexico border are steeled for a potentially weeks-long surge in migrant crossings, threatening to ignite a politically toxic issue for president Joe Biden. A rule known as Title 42, a pandemic-era policy that allowed US border agents to quickly send migrants back to Mexico instead of processing their asylum cases, is set to expire just before midnight on Friday. The looming deadline has set off a desperate rush to cross the border; even more people are expected to attempt the fraught journey after it has passed. Biden has warned the border will probably be...