Amid Border Crisis and COVID-19 Spike, Policy Must Continue to Safeguard Americans
Jul 14 2021
WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) is pressing the Biden administration to preserve Title 42, the public health order that allows U.S. border officials to quickly remove illegal immigrants at the southern border to prevent the spread of COVID-19 rather than detain them in congregate settings within the U.S.
“I call on the administration to use some common sense to keep this tool in the toolbox as we face a truly unprecedented surge on our border,” Boozman said during a press conference with Republican senators.
Boozman also joined a group of GOP colleagues in sending a letter to the president highlighting the overcrowding at immigration facilities and how ending Title 42 would further intensify the crisis at the southern border.
“Revoking the authority of officials to rapidly expel illegal migrants under Title 42 without a clear plan in place to handle the stress this population will place on the system and on border communities will further exacerbate the crisis at the southwestern border,” the senators wrote.