In the past year, most leaders around the world were very careful about who they let into their countries.
The pandemic forced everyone to be extra cautious. That included the United States — but maybe not as much where unregistered travelers are concerned.
That’s why former President Donald Trump introduced Title 42.
This was a provision that allowed border authorities to more quickly send border jumpers back across the border during the epidemic.
And now, Sen. Ted Cruz wants to extend that important measure.
He’s introducing the “SHIELD Act,” which is “Securing the Homeland from International Entrants with Life-threatening Diseases.”
Many American citizens will see this as a necessary move, just for the sake of national security.
Via Fox News:
Sen. Ted Cruz and several other prominent GOP senators introduced legislation Tuesday to codify a Trump-era provision that allows border officials to rapidly expel migrants who illegally cross the border.
This bill basically extends the Trump-era Title 42, which was put in place in March 2020.
The former POTUS acknowledged the danger the virus presented, so he made it easier for border authorities to evict undocumented travelers.
Senator Cruz and his Republican colleagues believes this was a good idea, and it’s even more crucial now:
Title 42 has been an integral and extremely successful measure to protect America’s borders and our people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If the Biden-Harris policy for open borders is intended to reverse the Trump Administration’s success in securing our border, encourage illegal immigration, and create an unprecedented crisis, it’s certainly working.
Currently, the Biden administration is thinking about phasing out Title 42, as many Democrats believe it’s just cruel.
However, the other side argues that the border crisis has spun out of control, and we can no longer ignore it.
Joining Cruz in supporting the bill are Sens. Josh Hawley (MO), Tom Cotton (AK), Marsha Blackburn (TN), Bill Hagerty (TN), and Yvette Herrell (NM).
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Republicans continue to rail against the Biden administration’s lack of action at the border for months.
And as numbers from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continue to rise in terms of encounters and arrests, the issue becomes even more urgent.