Immigration: Senators Plan Bipartisan Amendment to Continue Title 42

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    The Facts

    • 6 Republicans and 5 Democrats are sponsoring legislation to prevent the govt. from ending the controversial Title 42 immigration policy in May.

    • The measure, drafted by Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and James Lankford (R-OK), is expected to be offered as an amendment to Congress' COVID aid package. It's driven by concerns the govt. isn't prepared for the expected influx of illegal immigration that lifting the policy would cause.


    The Spin

    Left narrative

    Title 42 is an unethical blight on Trump and Biden's administrations. This measure is no longer needed to protect public health and is only hurting asylum seekers. Allowing the provision to expire would reopen the US to people who are only looking to improve the lives of themselves and their children.

    Right narrative

    Revoking Tile 42 will only worsen the US southern border crisis. Title 42 allows the DHS to regulate the inflow of cross-border migrants without causing mass hysteria. If lifted, the migrant influx at the southern border would likely triple and devastate the immigration system.


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