Democrats Tell Biden To Back Off

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

They are very scared all of the sudden.

As the Trump-era Title 42 order is set to expire next month, many Democrats on Capitol Hill are fearing a surge in migrants this summer.

Democrats are currently in a tough place, as they are facing the lifting of the measure which was announced earlier this month. The public has criticized Biden’s decision and even some moderate allies such as Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Gary Peters (D-Mich.) have been speaking up on the topic.

Democratic aides also noted that the date of lifting the measure should be further pushed so that a concrete plan to deal with the influx of migrants is put in place.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen, but there’s a lot of lobbying,” said a senior Senate Democratic aide. They also suggested that the best option would be to delay the lifting of the measure until fall or under the election.

“Extend it and move on,” the source said. The source also acknowledged that currently, the Republicans are doing better than Biden with their messaging about the border policy. “It shows how much the right drives the discourse.”

A second Senate Democratic aide also predicted that the order would be reversed before the May 23rd deadline is reached.

“I think it is almost certain they will either have to change their ruling on Title 42 or come up with something else that is going to address what will otherwise be a very critical problem at the border,” the aide said. “Seeing how we’ve been unable to come up with a successful Plan B over the past two years … I think pushing back the Title 42 rescission is probably the more likely outcome.”

According to a Morning Consult-Politico poll, 56 percent of registered voters nationwide do not support the lifting of Title 42. This makes Biden’s decision very unpopular with most Americans.