Democrat Rep. Joins Opposition Effort to Block Biden’s Title 42 Cancellation

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas is greeted by U.S. Border Patrol RGV Chief Brian S. Hastings as they prepare to lead a delegation of Congressional representatives on a tour of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Donna Processing Facility in Donna, Texas, May 7, 2021.

More Democrats are joining a bipartisan effort opposing the Biden administration’s plan to end Title 42 at the end of May. The latest Democrat to oppose ending the border measure is Texas Democrat Henry Cuellar who has noted concerns over an incoming migrant surge if the measure is rescinded.

Fox News reports:

“Title 42 should not be lifted,” Cuellar told Fox News Digital in an interview during which he revealed that he signed onto the legislation, which was introduced earlier.

He said if Democrats “don’t stand up and do the right thing, they’re going to be hit hard by the Republicans” during the upcoming midterm elections.

“But some of us are standing up and saying this is the right thing to do for the border,” Cuellar said of keeping Title 42 in place. “We all believe in immigration reform, but we don’t want chaos at the border. We want law and order at the border.”

The bill would extend Title 42 by an extra 60 days, and would require the Homeland Security Department and Health and Human Services Department to submit a plan to Congress on how they will address the expected surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Cuellar joins with fellow Democratic Reps. Jared Golden of Maine, Stephanie Murphy of Florida, Greg Stanton of Arizona, Chris Pappas of New Hampshire, and Tom O’Halleran of Arizona in saying the Biden administration is not prepared for the large increase in border crossings.

Cuellar said the Biden is sending “contradictory” messages when he’s pleading with Congress for billions more in COVID-19 relief aid to fight the pandemic while simultaneously declaring “there’s no pandemic here at the border.”

“They’re contradictory signals, when you say, ‘hey, we need more help for our restaurants. We need more help to buy more vaccines. … But oh, but we’re going to lift Title 42, which is a public health (order).  It was not a Trump order. It’s a health order … You’re saying the border is open. You can’t really reconcile that in my opinion.”

  1. Right on impeachment asap!! No one can say this guy knows what he is doing unless
    our destruction is his goal!! He is hell bent on flooding our country with any and all
    that he can get in here no matter who or what they are!! He has to be stopped. Maybe
    at his age he thinks he won’t live long enough to see the aftermath? His ideas are just
    plain stupid !!!

  2. A 60-day extension is only kicking the can down the road and more extensive permanent legislation is necessary to prevent this flood of Illegal aliens of all descriptions, some good, some horrible criminals! Pushing the decision down the road doesn’t do any good because the opposition will only look for other ways to get their agenda in place and we cannot let that happen! America is already overloaded with criminals, and with Covid along with its variants we don’t need any more diseases than we are already dealing with!

    1. That sorry s^o^n of a b^i*t^c*h Biden cares less about this country and is clueless! Impeach now. Maybe Pelosi gave him a terminal case of covid with her kiss..

  3. It is insane to open the border and let anyone just walk in. America is a country of LAWS and I think that most Americans would want the border totally closed at this time. When COVID stops its angry grasp then talk about immigration.

  4. Then if they are so concerned why did they vote to let that pedophile judge on to the supreme court.


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