An increasing number of Democratic members of Congress and candidates for public office are expressing alarm about the Biden administration’s intentions to repeal Title 42 on May 23, according to Politico. They call on the administration to reconsider its decision or to put in place a more specific plan to deal with the predicted flow of migrants at the southern border, whichever is more appropriate.
Immigrants and asylum seekers were prevented from entering the United States under the Trump administration’s public health order, which took effect in early 2020 and was implemented nationwide. Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the measure was no longer necessary from a public health standpoint.
More centrist Democrats like Chris Coons, D-Pa., and Gary Peters, D-Mich. who are generally ardent backers of the president’s agenda are now expressing misgivings about lifting the prohibition, which has been a major sticking point.
“We’re witnessing an increase in infections in the area where I’m from. Philadelphia, for example, may have just reinstated the use of masks as a requirement. As a result, I am hopeful that this will be reexamined “On CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday, Coons referred to the lifting of Title 42, which was a topic of discussion.
“The issue should be handled, and if we do not have a well-thought-out plan in place, it may have to be postponed until such time. For the time being, I’m going to hold off on drawing any conclusions until the administration has had an opportunity to explain their approach in detail.” A story in The Hill claims that Tom Peters, head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), stated as much as he did on Monday.
Many prominent Democratic Senate candidates are opposing the passage of Senate Bill 42 (Title 42). According to a recent Morning Consult poll, only 31 percent of independent voters support lifting Title 42, indicating that the vast majority of Americans oppose lifting the restriction.