Wait…What? I Thought the Border Was ‘Secure?’ – Watch
President Biden has reportedly approved sending troops to the border to help with the expected surge in illegal immigration when Title 42 is set to expire on May 23rd. The move comes as the Biden administration is facing increasing pressure from Republicans and some Democrats to take action to address the border crisis.
Title 42 is a public health order that was invoked by the Trump administration in March 2020 to allow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expel migrants at the border without allowing them to seek asylum. The order has been credited with helping to reduce the number of illegal border crossings, but it is set to expire on May 23rd.
The Biden administration has said that it is working to prepare for the expiration of Title 42, but it has not yet released a detailed plan. The administration has said that it will continue to expel migrants who do not meet the criteria for asylum, but it is unclear how many migrants will be allowed to stay in the United States.
Remember when Democrats in 2018 lashed out at then-President Donald Trump for his decision to deploy roughly 800 active-duty National Guard troops at the Southern Border? Trump was accused of “militarizing” the border.
And now the administration that has worked so hard to claim that the border is “secure” is basically admitting that they have been lying. Sources told Fox the troop deployment would be similar to deployments to the border ordered by Trump. The troops would be armed for self-defense but would not assist with law enforcement.
In addition to the political implications, the border crisis is also having a significant impact on the lives of people living in border communities. The influx of migrants is straining resources and causing social unrest. The Biden administration needs to find a way to address the border crisis in a way that is both humane and effective.
Breaking: Biden admin approves 1,500 US troops to be deployed to southern border as Title 42 deadline approaches. Sources say the move is in anticipation of a potential surge of migrants crossing into the US. #bordersecurity #immigrationhttps://t.co/EIJMNPVdXu pic.twitter.com/pHdfBP03Ao
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