Trump blasts Biden over border crisis as Title 42 drama continues

Former President Donald Trump blew up President Joe Biden as Title 42, the policy that has driven 40% of all illegal frontier workers out of the United States, is close to expiring Wednesday after a dramatic last-minute appeal in the Supreme Court was prevented.

“Over the past two years, Joe Biden has invited millions of illegal aliens to infiltrate our country in a gargantuan unlawful invasion,” Trump said in a statement Monday, shortly after the Jan. 6 Special Committee announced it would pursue criminal charges against Trump commended his role in the January 6 Capitol riot.

“By taking away what remains of Title 42, Biden is willfully and intentionally unleashing an illegal immigration catastrophe the likes of which the world has never seen,” Trump continued.

The end of Title 42 was actually ordered by a federal judge, who ordered a December 21 deadline for its repeal. However, after an urgent request from 19 Republican-run states, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts temporarily halted the repeal and gave the Department of Homeland Security until 5 p.m. Tuesday to respond.

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Former President Donald Trump has ripped President Joe Biden over the possible end of Title 42.
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Title 42 was implemented by Trump in 2020 during the pandemic. The rule gives the federal government the power to take immediate action to stop the spread of disease into the US and has been used by border police to kick out migrants who entered the country illegally to stem the spread of COVID-19 to stop.

When Biden took office, Title 42 was still in use but not applied equally, and exceptions were made for asylum-seeking migrants from certain countries — like Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Cuba, Nicaragua, and others. Individuals from these countries who entered the US illegally were allowed to stay and initiate the asylum process if they did not have a criminal background.

This sparked a wave of migrants arriving at the US southern border, overwhelming communities in border towns in Texas. After huge waves of Venezuelan immigrants poured into the country, Biden added the nation to the Title 42 deportation list. Still, cities continued to be swamped by migrants from other areas, and El Paso — currently the busiest border crossing in the US — declared a state of emergency Saturday night.

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Track 42 was originally installed by Trump during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The declaration of emergency will open the city to federal and state resources to handle the influx at its border. Leaders in Texas’ sixth-largest city have become concerned migrants who are denied beds and have slept on the streets, at risk of freezing to death when temperatures plummet into the 20s at night.

“Our asylum seekers are not safe because we have hundreds and hundreds on the streets,” Mayor Oscar Leeser said Saturday night.

Local leaders are now considering using the convention center as an emergency shelter, as the city could house up to 10,000 migrants by the end of January, El Paso Matters reported. The El Paso Independent School District also said Monday its facilities are used to house migrants, according to KFOX-TV.

Meanwhile, at another Texas border hotspot, Eagle Pass, the state has built a border barrier out of shipping containers to help overwhelmed Border Patrol agents maintain order when Title 42 ends.

National Border Patrol Union President Brandon Judd spoke to Fox News about their desperation: “We are defeated; Every time we go out and put on the uniform and patrol the border, we just don’t feel like we have the support of this government.”

“We’re doing a job that we should never do. We are not asylum officers. We shouldn’t concern ourselves with asylum. We’re supposed to be an enforcement agency. We should arrest the people trying to escape, arrest the bad actors and confiscate the drugs that crossed the border illegally, and we just can’t do that.” Trump blasts Biden over border crisis as Title 42 drama continues


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