(TheRedWire.com) – President Joe Biden may have the power to end Title 42, the Trump-era policy designed to keep Americans safe at the southern border, but he doesn’t have the people’s support — or that of his own party. Nine US senators and a House representative, all Democrats, have teamed up with Republicans to fight Biden’s dangerous unilateral changes.
Title 42 allows Customs and Border Patrol agents to turn away refugees and remove those on US soil illegally under a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) directive to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The rule not only kept tens of thousands per week from spilling into the country during the height of the pandemic, but it also gave authorities inside the country the power to remove those who were here already.
President Joe Biden's plan to do away with Title 42 border protections amid the COVID-19 pandemic is unpopular with Republicans and now 10 Democrats are joining in the opposition.https://t.co/GpYBdMdRcE
— Newsmax (@newsmax) April 19, 2022
The 10 Democrats reaching across the aisle to keep Title 42 in place are either from border states or up for re-election and include:
- Sen. Gary Peters (MI)
- Sen. Chris Coons (DE)
- Sen. Mark Kelly (AZ)
- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ)
- Sen. Maggie Hassan (NH)
- Sen. Raphael Warnock (GA)
- Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (NV)
- Sen. Joe Manchin (WV)
- Sen. Jon Tester (MT)
- Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX)
The Biden administration’s lack of any cohesive plan to deal with as many as 18,000 immigrants per day attempting to cross the southern border is the main concern for lawmakers and average citizens alike.
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