Now 11 DEMOCRATS oppose Biden ending migrant expulsion policy Title 42

  

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Via:  gregtx  •  3 months ago  •  3 comments

By:   Katelyn Caralle (MSN)

Now 11 DEMOCRATS oppose Biden ending migrant expulsion policy Title 42
Rep. Henry Cuellar became the latest Democrat to join bipartisan legislation against Biden ending Title 42, which allowed for immediate expulsion of migrants during the pandemic.

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Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar became the sixth House Democrat to join legislation stopping the end of Title 42

Representative Henry Cuellar became the latest Democrat to join bipartisan legislation against President Joe Biden ending Title 42, which allowed for immediate expulsion of illegal immigrants during the coronavirus health emergency.

Cuellar's move now makes six House and five Senate Democrats who oppose lifting the pandemic-era rule.

'Title 42 should not be lifted,' Cuellar told Fox News when announcing he signed onto the legislation, claiming if his party doesn't 'stand up and do the right thing, they're going to be hit hard by the Republicans' in the 2022 midterm elections.

'But some of us are standing up and saying this is the right thing to do for the border,' the Texas congressman said of keeping Title 42 in play.

'We all believe in immigration reform, but we don't want chaos at the border. We want law and order at the border.'

The House legislation Cuellar signed onto is similar to the Senate bill, which would require that Title 42 powers for expulsion at the border continue for 60 days after Bien's Surgeon General Vivek Murthy provides written notice that the COVID-19 public health emergency is lifted in the U.S.

The Senate legislative proposal also requires that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) submit to Congress 'a plan to address any possible influx of entries or imports' related to the termination of Title 42.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) predicts that when Title 42 is dropped, the number of apprehensions will jump to 18,000 per day from the current record-breaking number of 8,000 each day.

Other estimates say that the number of migrants crossing into the U.S. from Mexico will triple.

The Democratic senators on board with the upper chamber bill to keep Title 42 as long as the health emergency remains are moderates Krysten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia as well as Mark Kelly of Arizona, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire and Jon Tester of Montana.

On the House side, Democrats signing on for a similar bipartisan bill on Title 42 are Representatives Tom O'Halleran of Arizona, Jared Golden of Maine, Stephanie Murphy of Florida, Chris Pappas of New Hampshire and Greg Stanton of Arizona.

All of the Democratic House members on board with keeping the policy represent potentially vulnerable districts.

e151e5.gifCBP warns that if Title 42 ends, border crossing swill jump from 8,000 each day to 18,000 per day. Since Biden took office in January 2021, CBP has encountered more than 2.2 million migrants and the border - and that number could as much as triple with the end of Title 42 next month

Title 42 was initially implemented under then-President Donald Trump in March 2020 as a response from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the emergence to COVID-19 pandemic.

The policy has been used by both the Trump and Biden administration to instantly expel migrants at the border without hearing asylum claims. Both presidencies have also defended the process in court.

President for the National Border Patrol Council Brandon Judd told DailyMail.com in an interview last week that the whole process for expulsion with Title 42 takes about 15 minutes.

Even with Title 42 in place, there has still been a mass amount of migrants arriving at the southern border since Biden took office, with around 2.2 million apprehensions since February 2021.

The CDC announced last Friday that it will end Title 42 on May 23.

This immediately sparked fears from both sides of the aisle, including from Biden's team, that a huge influx of migration will ensue.

Democrats lament that there are no alternative policies in place or ready for implementation to quell the migration surge if Title 42 is dropped.


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GregTx
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1  seeder  GregTx    3 months ago

Are some Democrats starting to see the light or is it all about political survival?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1  Texan1211  replied to  GregTx @1    3 months ago
Are some Democrats starting to see the light or is it all about political survival?

Political survival, without a doubt.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2  XXJefferson51  replied to  GregTx @1    3 months ago

In the case of Henry Cuellar, it’s both.  He’s been reasonable on the issue all along and progressives have smeared him and have  primaried him from the left.  I just hope that they can pass a bill to stop this though Biden would likely veto such bipartisan legislation 

 
 

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