The Title 42 Covid Ban invoked by the Trump Administration is set to end on May 11, 2023. The controversial policy allowed officials at the southern border to quickly deny asylum seekers due to the ongoing COVID pandemic emergency. Now that the Biden Administration has decided to lift the ban, thousands of applicants are expected at the border in hopes of receiving protection under asylum regulations. In an effort to ease the burden at the southern border, the Biden Administration will be opening Processing Centers in Guatemala and Columbia. The intention is to have applicants present their asylum claims at these centers without having to make the dangerous journey through Latin America and Mexico to get to the US. However, new policies will also permit CBP officers to deny asylum claims at the border if they did not apply for asylum in the countries they passed through or set an appointment with CBP. With the cooperation of the Mexican government, CBP will quickly expel ineligible asylum seekers from several countries, back to Mexico. The Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, called on Congress to provide resources as they prepare for the anticipated surge of asylum applicants and unauthorized entries next month.