5 Democrats and 6 Republicans to propose bill Thursday to delay the ending of Title 42
From The New York Post:
“It just doesn’t seem at all workable that this, that whatever plan they’re working on right now, can be ready to implement in a way that is both safe for our border communities and respects the humanitarian crisis that is coming,” Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), who drafted the bill with Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), said.
“I do think it has a chance of passing, but it’s going to depend on which half of the Biden team wins out,” added Lankford, the top Republican on the Senate Border Management Subcommittee, which Sinema chairs.
That a bill such as this has some bipartisan support is impressive, given the tendency towards open borders that Biden Democrats have.
Yet, there are some sane ones among them it seems.
Senators who have signed on to the bill include Democrats Mark Kelly of Arizona, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana, as well as Republicans John Thune of South Dakota, John Cornyn of Texas, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Rob Portman of Ohio.
Notably, Democrat Joe Manchin had the following to say:
“Title 42 has been an essential tool in combating the spread of COVID-19 and controlling the influx of migrants at our southern border. We are already facing an unprecedented increase in migrants this year, and that will only get worse if the Administration ends the Title 42 policy,”
“We are nowhere near prepared to deal with that influx.”
This bill would be critical in preventing an onslaught of illegal immigration at the border, as phony asylum seekers will no longer be able to be deported unless the bill passes. With any luck, this amount of bipartisan support will be enough to pass it through and delay the rescinding of Title 42 by the woke Biden Administration.