04.26.22

Daines Introduces Bill to Prevent VA Personnel from Being Used to Mitigate Biden’s Southern Border Crisis

U.S. CONGRESS – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bill to prevent the Biden administration from using VA health care professionals to mitigate an expected surge of illegal immigration as a result of the reversal of Title 42.

“Montana veterans who selflessly served our nation rely on VA facilities for critical health care services— their care should not be compromised by the Biden administration’s inability to secure our southern border. President Biden created this crisis on his own, and instead of trying to redirect VA personnel and resources to fix it, he needs to accept his failure, reinstate Trump immigration policies like Title 42, build the wall and secure our southern border,” Daines said.

Read the bill text HERE.

 

Background:

On April 25, 2022, Daines issued a statement after a federal court blocked the Biden administration from ending President Trump’s Title 42 policy which allowed for the rapid expulsion of illegal immigrants.

On April 21, 2022, Daines sent a letter demanding the Biden administration commit to preventing VA health care professionals from being used to facilitate an expected surge of illegal immigration as a result of the reversal of Title 42. 

On April 7, 2022, Daines sent a letter to the Biden administration continuing his push to secure the southern border and blasting President Biden’s disastrous decision to rescind Title 42. 

Before the decision was made, Daines urged the Biden admin to keep Title 42 in place.

 

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Contact: Rachel Dumke,  Katie Schoettler