05.20.22

Daines’ Statement on Federal Judge Blocking Biden’s Attempt to End Title 42

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement in response to a federal judge temporarily blocking the Biden administration from ending the Title 42 public health order, which would have made President Biden’s border crisis even worse.

“It’s outrageous that President Biden even considered rescinding Title 42 in the midst of a historic crisis at our southern border that’s leaving our country wide open to an influx of illegal drugs and illegal immigrants. While I’m glad to see a Trump-appointed judge block Biden’s senseless decision, the President needs to wake up, face reality and secure our southern border for the safety of Montana communities,” Daines said.

 

Background: 

On April 26, 2022, Daines 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. 

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