"I anticipate terminating the national emergency concerning the COVID-19 pandemic on May
11, 2023," Joe Biden said in February. The end of the COVID emergency means Title 42, the public health authority, will no longer be used as grounds to immediately expel illegal border-crossers. As the March numbers suggest, the anticipated end of Title 42 next month may prompt another surge at the nation's borders. Of particular concern is the growing number of people on the terrorist watchlist apprehended between ports.