03.24.22

Daines to Biden: Current Number of Historic Illegal Crossings Will Look Like Small Potatoes If You End Yet Another Trump Policy

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter urging the Biden administration to mitigate the expected surge of illegal immigrants at the southern border, which is already at a historic high, ahead of a possible decision to reverse the Title 42 public health order which allows for the rapid expulsion of illegal migrants and asylum seekers. 

“We understand that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is planning to lift its Title 42 public health policy that enabled the immediate expulsion of immigrants caught illegally entering the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy served as an effective deterrent to illegal border crossings by removing the prospect of an illegal alien being permitted to remain in and move freely throughout the United States pending the outcome of immigration proceedings.  With this news, there are reports that thousands of migrants are waiting just south of the border in Mexico to cross illegally. Obviously, this is a grave concern that threatens to overwhelm our already strained immigration system and will only exacerbate a disastrous situation at our southern border,” Daines wrote. 

To read the letter Daines sent to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, click HERE.

  

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Contact: Rachel Dumke,  Katie Schoettler