Democrats Turn On Biden

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They don’t want him to end this Trump-era policy.

Some Democrats are expressing their opposition to Biden’s plan to rescind Title 42. The Trump-era measure is set to expire next month. The policy which has been in place since March 2020, was meant to aid with border security amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and health crisis.

Republicans have also expressed their opposition to the end of Title 42 and many have delved into their concerns regarding border security after what is seen as an influx in immigration cases. Several Democrats, who are currently running for re-elections have also expressed their concerns.

Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan said that the end of Title 42 is “wrong and reckless” and that it could lead to problems for the safety of Americans.

“The administration’s decision to roll back Title 42 is wrong and reckless,” Ryan stated. “Prematurely ending this policy without a path forward does nothing to keep Americans safe, support our Border Patrol agents, protect asylum-seekers, or bring about the comprehensive fix our immigration system needs.”

Rep. Susie Lee, D-Nev. Said, “Until the administration can demonstrate that there is a plan in place to handle a surge in migration at the border in a humane, safe, and orderly way, I can’t support the decision to end Title 42 at this time.” Lee added, “By lifting Title 42 without the necessary staffing and resources, the administration will only exacerbate the tensions that, for decades, have stalled progress on reforming our broken immigration system.”

Lee also spoke about how the Biden administration should “focus on taking concrete steps to comprehensively reform our immigration system” and invest in “robust border security, reinforcing our legal capabilities to process and enforce asylum requests, and ensuring that we treat immigrant families with dignity.”

The general lack of a comprehensive plan has left many Democrats and Republicans questioning the choice to rescind Title 42.