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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The first month of 2023 at the southern border is already looking bleak; just take a look at the numbers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in El Paso, Texas have seized over 500 pounds of hard drugs in January alone.
Additionally, the agency apprehended 62 people they were able to identify as having outstanding arrest warrants. Among the criminals were sex offenders.
The devastating numbers are not surprising, given that in December, the El Paso mayor declared a sate of emergency “after record numbers of people were released onto city streets and sidewalks by the Biden administration” reports The Center Square.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott also “sent 400 National Guard troops to restore order and provide humanitarian assistance” adds the media outlet. Border Patrol data showed in December, 55,766 illegal foreign nationals were apprehended in the El Paso Sector.
There were also 32,632 known and recorded gotaways in December, meaning they were able to evade getting captured by law and immigration officials. law enforcement officers told The Center Square that despite the skyrocket high numbers, “these seizures and apprehensions represent a fraction of the amount of people and drugs being trafficked to the southern border between ports of entry.”
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