Democrats are asking President Joe Biden not to rescind Title 42, as they are well aware of the catastrophic repercussions. Late Wednesday of this week, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak sent a letter to Biden stating ending Title 42 without a proper plan in place will “create chaos.”
Democrats Gary Peters, Senator from Michigan, Elissa Slotkin, a Michigan Congresswoman, and Abigail Spanberger of Virginia wrote a letter to Biden urging him not to lift Title 42. The number of migrants crossing the border surged to its highest number in over two decades just last month.
The Democrats addressed their letter to Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and domestic policy advisor Susan Rice, stating Title 42 should not be lifted until a comprehension plan to tackle the immigration crisis is ready.
Representatives Slotkin and Spanberger face tough reelection races, therefore pushing the Biden administration not to lift Title 42 goes to show how the administration’s immigration policies have become problematic even for Democrats to support.
Daily Mail writes, “President Biden announced that Title 42, the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) public health order that allows border agents to immediately expel migrants, would expire on May 23. DHS revealed that it was expecting up to 18,000 encounters per day on the southern border once the policy is lifted – more than double the current rate of 7,000 and more than triple the DHS’ operational capacity of 5,000 per day.”
“While the administration gave itself two months to prepare, what has been shared with us to date seems like too little, too late – especially when the removal of Title 42 will occur at the same time that a spike in seasonal migration occurs,” the lawmakers’ letter states.
The letter also urged the Biden administration to “think creatively” about increasing legal migration. “Slotkin and Spanberger said that departments like State and Commerce need to work together to expand in-country processing so migrants are not making the dangerous trek to the southern border and issuing more work visas” adds the Daily Mail.
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An exclusive report by the Daily Caller News Foundation reveals the number of illegal migrants in the custody of Border Patrol nationwide has surpassed 22,000 as of Tuesday evening. The Daily Caller exclusively obtained internal Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data providing the information.
The report also shows how extremely fast the numbers are rising. As of the evening of August 10 Border Control had nearly 17,000 illegal migrants in custody, up from 7,696 two months prior on June 8. Just this week there were 8,923 migrant encounters by CBP on Monday and 7,730 illegal migrants released into the country, according to the new data.
Democratic El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser said Saturday that the city is at its “breaking point,” while Democratic Eagle Pass Mayor declared a state of emergency in recent days. Agents have also become increasingly vocal about what they are enduring. One agent stationed along the northern border said “Our duties now revolve around virtual processing and the facilitation of the inflow of illegal migration into the United States. The scenario unfolds with agents stationed at their respective posts, immersed in virtual paperwork, striving to cope with the overwhelming surge of illegal migrants, far outpacing our capacity to process them efficiently. This has rendered our border exposed and vulnerable.”
“In my extensive 13-year tenure, I find myself grappling with a reality I never envisaged. Our current circumstances defy logic; established policies, our solemn oaths, and the very essence of our professional calling have been eroded. Instead, we find ourselves relegated to mere affirmations from higher authorities, commending our efforts. The days of border patrol, the pursuit of illicit substances—what we colloquially term ‘dope’—have yielded to a role resembling that of caretakers,” the agent added.
“We are upset because what they are making us do is break our oath we pledged. They have taken our job and made it a joke. We have endangered the country in so many ways. We must sleep at night knowing we are the reason this nation is in trouble,” another agent said.
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