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ICYMI: Rubio: Border Crisis Demands Extension of Title 42 Powers

Dec 14, 2022 | Comunicados de Prensa

Our horrific border crisis demands that we keep Title 42’s powers in place. Here’s how we do it.
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
December 14, 2022
Fox News

El largest migrant caravan to ever enter the U.S. just crossed the southern border…. [Meanwhile, in] 2021, fentanyl smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico killed roughly 70,000 American residents, and that number will only be higher for 2022. This is beyond a crisis — it’s a full-scale catastrophe. But as bad as things are now, they’re about to get much, much worse. Because on December 21, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan’s insane decision to block Title 42 enforcement will go into effect.…
[W]hat will follow is almost unthinkable. Already, more than 7,000 people per day cross the southern border illegally. If authorities lose expulsion powers, they believe that number will increase dramatically — to perhaps as many as 18,000…. No country in the world can sustain that. I have the greatest compassion for men and women searching for a better life, but open borders do not help anyone….
That is why Congress must act…. Next year, Republicans in the House of Representatives will have new leverage to increase funding for border security and hold Biden Administration officials accountable for their dereliction of duty. Republicans in the Senate need to work alongside them so we get it right…. Common-sense Democrats in the House and Senate should join forces with Republicans to protect our national security by extending [Title 42’s] powers in the year-end funding bill….

It would be insane to let Title 42 expire without enacting any plan to secure the border in its absence, all because an activist judge decided to legislate from the bench. Fortunately, in this instance, doing the right thing is not hard, and there is even bipartisan support for it. So let’s get it done.

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