Bipartisan Bill Asks for Title 42 Ending Delay

A plan is needed to avoid a massive border surge. 

Eleven senators introduced a bipartisan bill Thursday requesting President Biden’s administration to delay the end of enforcing the federal law known as Title 42, a public health policy used to keep asylum seekers out of the U.S. during the pandemic. 

The bill was drafted by Senators Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and James Lankford of Oklahoma, and in total has the signatures of five Democrats and six Republican senators. 

The senators are concerned that deactivating the 1940s law, activated by the previous administration at the start of the pandemic to remove asylum seekers in an attempt to prevent the virus from spreading, without a comprehensive plan will result in a massive migrant surge at the U.S. border with Mexico. 

Senator Lankford said they don’t plan to hold a standalone vote on the legislation and instead plan to include it as part of a larger amendment they will attach to the Senate’s $10 billion COVID funding bill. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the Senate as they collaborate on legislation addressing issues facing the nation.
  • For discernment for the president and his administration as they plan to remove the Title 42 public health measure.
  • For border and immigration officials as they handle increasing numbers of asylum seekers.

Sources: Just The News, Axios, The Hill


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