Congressional Group Seeks to Keep Title 42 in Place

President Biden is determined to end it. 

A bipartisan group from the House and Senate has endorsed legislation to keep Title 42 in place, at least until a plan is established to handle the massive influx of illegal immigrants the termination of Title 42 would create. Ending Title 42, which President Biden said he is going to do, would end the authority to turn some illegal immigrants back across the U.S.-Mexico border rather than taking them into U.S. immigration facilities. 

The proposed legislation would prohibit the termination of Title 42 until 60 days after the Secretary of Health and Human Services provides written notice to Congress that the public health emergency declaration for COVID-19 has been terminated. The bill also provides for the HHS Secretary to “develop and submit to the appropriate authorizing and appropriating committees of Congress a plan to address any possible influx of entities or imports related to the termination of such order.” 

In the event a plan to deal with the termination of Title 42 is not submitted to Congress “within the 30-day period described,” then the HHS secretary must “delay the termination of an order of suspension… until the date that is 30 days after the date on which such plan is submitted” to Congress.   

Even Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has privately shared his concern over the increase of immigrants that will follow a termination of Title 42. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Mayorkas to have discernment as he heads the Homeland Security Department.
  • For Secretary Becerra as he responds to legislation regarding public health.
  • For members of Congress as they cooperate to address immigration issues.

Sources: Townhall, Politico, NPR


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