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While the Biden Administration is appealing a federal court’s ruling to block Title 42’s termination, moderate Democrats are lining up with a warning for Joe: ending Title 42 without proper preparation is reckless.
“Ending Title 42 without a path forward is wrong and reckless,” said Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH). “Lifting Title 42 without the appropriate staffing and resources we need will only exacerbate the problems that have contributed to our broken immigration system. We cannot end this policy without a comprehensive plan in place.”
Heading further north, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) has concerns, as well.
“As courts consider Title 42, Sen. Hassan will continue to share her concerns about prematurely lifting Title 42 and will continue pressing the administration on ways to have a safe, secure and humane border,” Laura Epstein, a spokesperson for Hassan, said.
Lifting Title 42 is obviously unpopular in states closer to the border, too.
“Senator Cortez Masto (D-NV) is following this case in the courts and will continue to urge the administration to develop a comprehensive plan,” Masto spokesperson Lauren Wodarski told Fox News Digital. “She’ll keep working with her colleagues to fix our broken immigration system by strengthening our border security and treating immigrant families with dignity.”
“A spokesperson for Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., told Fox News that he wants to see a comprehensive immigration plan before Title 42 is lifted, regardless of the appeal or its outcome,” Fox News reports.
Backing Title 42 may not be as controversial as Dems think.
According to a Fox News poll, “63% of Americans favored keeping the Title 42 border restrictions. Further, the Department of Homeland Security was anticipating a massive surge of migrants to the southern border as a result of Title 42 ending, a scene Republicans planned to use against Democrats ahead of the midterms.”
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