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Sen. Ron Johnson says Biden admin is opening borders

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Sunday accused President Biden of causing a “disaster” by “ripping open” the country’s borders – and claimed the administration’s immigration policies support human traffickers.

“What the Biden administration is enabling here is literally the business model of the baddest people on the planet: these human traffickers. We literally allow them to pocket billions of dollars,” Johnson told host John Catsimatidis on WABC 770 AM’s The Cats Roundtable.

“That’s what this administration is allowing by opening our borders and dismantling the successful policies of the Trump administration,” lawmakers added. “Now we have a catastrophe ahead of us.”

Johnson has been tearing the government apart over the impending repeal of the Trump-era policy known as Title 42 – which allowed for the summary expulsion of nearly 2 million migrants.

The policy, which went into effect in March 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, allowed Customs and Border Protection officials to immediately deport people suspected of entering the United States illegally without giving them the opportunity to seek asylum apply for.

US President Joe Biden delivers a speech on Russia and Ukraine in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 21, 2022.
Biden repealed Title 42 that allowed summary expulsion of nearly 2 million migrants.
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“Last year, 1.25 million people came to this country… It was you [either] encountered and scattered across the country, or they were known as “runaways”. More than 1 million were returned under Title 42,” Johnson fumed. “Now President Biden sounds like he will stop repatriating people under Title 42, which will signal to the world that our borders are completely open.”

The senator added, “You don’t have a sovereign nation unless you have a secure border.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced earlier this month that it would repeal Title 42 effective May 23. Republicans have thrown out the decision and filed a lawsuit to force the White House to uphold the order, a move some moderate Democrats have predicted will hurt their party ahead of November’s midterm elections.

The CBP commissioner predicted earlier this month that the repeal of Title 42 will “likely” lead to an “increase in encounters” with immigrants along the southern border.

Central American asylum seekers wait as US Border Patrol agents take them into custody June 12, 2018.
The CBP commissioner said the repeal of Title 42 will “likely” lead to an “increase in encounters” with immigrants along the southern border.
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A Texas state police officer and border patrol officer inspect a migrant involved in a smuggling case on November 17, 2021.
Johnson said most Americans support strict border controls.
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Johnson said he believes the majority of Americans support strict border controls on a day-to-day basis.

“They want a sovereign nation. They don’t think we should have open borders,” he told Catsimatidis. “They want a secure border because they recognize that not having one is a national security issue.”

U.S. border officials made a record 1.9 million arrests along the southern border in 2021, according to data released in February.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/24/sen-ron-johnson-says-biden-admin-is-throwing-open-borders/ Sen. Ron Johnson says Biden admin is opening borders

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