Americans need Joe Biden to get some common sense and address the crisis at the border.
Democrat senators are asking Homeland Security Department officials to reconsider ending the Trump-era Title 42 border policy used to expel some migrants.
In a November letter to Sec. Mayorkas, Democrat Sens. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, Mark Kelly of Arizona, John Tester of Montana and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire argued that the Biden administration isn’t prepared for the surge of illegal migrants expected at the border when the policy end, according to The Daily Caller.
“Since the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued the Public Health Determination and terminated the Title 42 Order on April 1, 2022, we have expressed concern with DHS’ preparations for the end of Title 42, especially as the situation has deteriorated at times,” the senators wrote.
“Record annual encounters have led to untenable situations. In Arizona, shelters have been forced well beyond capacity. This month, El Paso has seen over 700 migrants released directly onto city streets due to overcrowding. This is not safe, and creates a dangerous situation for migrants and communities,” they added.
A federal judge ruled on Nov. 15 that the Biden administration must end Title 42, which has resulted in the expulsion of more than 2 million illegal migrants.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encountered more than 2.3 million migrants at the southern border in the fiscal year 2022 and upwards of 230,000 migrants in October alone.
Republicans have also mulled impeaching Mayorkas once the GOP retakes control of Congress in January.