Title 42 exclusion must end, according to orders from the Biden administration. While attempting to cross the southern border illegally, public health policy is confiscated. Last week in Washington, D.C., a federal judge. Although the end of this program will undoubtedly worsen the border crisis already in place, conservatives shouldn’t cry over its demise.
President Joe Biden’s first day in office already completely undermined Title 42’s authority by cynically rewriting it. On the spot for political reasons. Maybe Biden’s administration will take existing. They tested solutions to the border chaos seriously now. That he is forced to give up using a public health statute to enforce immigration policy.
EXPLAINING THE BIDEN BORDER CRISIS
Title 42 is a comprehensive public health law with little to do with immigration. Even though it’s being used more and more as a synonym for legal justification. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection made to send immigrants back to Mexico. In actuality, Biden attempted to use the same law to support his COVID eviction moratorium.
Invoking Title 42 for the first time in March 2020 by then-President Donald Trump. It is a justifiable precaution to halt the southern border infected by COVID. But on his first day in office, Biden started selectively enforcing Title 42 without regard for science or public health. What was the scientific basis, for instance, for the distinction between adult immigrants traveling alone? Adult immigrants traveling with children under the provisions of Title 42? Since there was none, Biden never said it.
Alejandro Mayorkas, the secretary of homeland security, referred to questions about the problem to a representative affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In October last year, Mayorkas declared, “Title 42 authority is not a public health authority; it has immigration policy.” Although this administration would not support an immigration policy, it is one that the Centers for Disease Control has mandated is necessary for public health.
However, that same week, when questioned by the Biden administration. About why it was not fully enforcing a judge’s decision to reinstate Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, a Biden official who wished to remain unnamed stated that “Title 42 will continue to be the main enforcement tool for unauthorized border crossings.” Was the immigration crisis Band-Aid over by a health policy or an immigration policy? Speaking inconsistently, Vice President Biden and his top aides.
The truth is that Biden cynically used Title 42 as a legal loophole to change immigration law arbitrarily. He would use it to send a message one day, then not apply it to Haitians the next. As a result, there has been an unprecedented crime, suffering, and death.
Congress is not necessary for Biden to resolve the crisis he started. All he needs to do to address the 2019 border surge is to re-implement the Remain in Mexico policy his predecessor used.
Republicans should refrain from assisting Biden with immigration reform until he has demonstrated his ability and motivation to re-establish order at the southern border.