04.21.22

Daines to Biden Admin: Do Not Use VA Personnel to Mitigate Your Southern Border Crisis

U.S. CONGRESS – U.S. Senator Steve Daines is 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.

“If the Title 42 Order is rescinded, it is necessary that you provide a detailed plan to Congress and that it does not rely on the VA's "Fourth Mission." The VA plays an essential role in responding to a crisis when called; however, it must not be part of the response plan to a foreseeable problem when the circumstance is avoidable. The burden of addressing this Administration's abject failure to contain the crisis at the southern border should not come at the expense of our nation’s veterans. Prioritizing the care of illegal immigrants before the needs of veterans is inconceivable and wrong. We have an obligation to provide quality and timely care to the men and women who bravely served our country. We strongly disapprove of any decisions which hinder successfully fulfilling that mission,” Daines wrote. 

Read the full letter HERE.

 

Background:

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