WICKER & HYDE-SMITH WARN RESCINDING TITLE 42 WILL CAUSE “SERIOUS THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY”
Miss. Senators, Colleagues Demand Answers as Reckless Biden Policies Prompt Impending Surge of Illegal Immigrants
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) are warning that the Biden administration’s decision to rescind the Title 42 Order that allows immediate expulsion of illegal immigrants will lead to a serious public safety threat.
The Mississippi Senators are among 21 Senators who signed a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas that demands answers on the decision to rescind Title 42 and on administration plans to handle an impending surge of illegal border crossings.
“Rescinding the Title 42 Order during a border crisis, and with knowledge of a building surge of illegal immigrants, presents a serious threat to public safety,” the Senators wrote.
“This decision is being made amidst alarming reports the administration is preparing for a surge of 170,000 illegal immigrants who will attempt to enter the United States if the Biden Administration rescinds Title 42,” the Senators continued. “Other reports state that the Department of Homeland Security estimates up to 60,000 illegal immigrants are already waiting at the border in anticipation of this policy being rescinded.”
“These shocking numbers show that, as much as the Biden administration would like to wish away this crisis, the administration’s policies have driven a surge to the border by illegal immigrants who believe they can illegally enter our country without consequences. The damage done by the Biden administration’s failed border policies have served to draw more illegal immigrants to our border with false promises of amnesty,” the senators concluded.
Among other things, the Senators seek details on:
- When the administration decided to rescind the Title 42 Order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- The administration’s “Southwest Border Mass Irregular Migration Contingency Plan.” [emphasis added]
- The administration’s evaluation of public safety threats to U.S. communities, including those not immediately near the southern border.
- Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement staff and resources to handle the latest illegal immigration surge, including resources to conduct thorough criminal background checks.
Click here to read the letter, which was led by U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.).