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‘The Borders Have To Be Secure’: Manchin Voices Support For Trump-Era Border Policy

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Joe Manchin

As the Biden administration is reportedly planning to end Title 42 – a border security policy from former President Trump’s administration – despite the ongoing border crisis, Democrat Senator Joe Manchin (WV) has voiced his opposition to the move and suggested that Title 42 should be made permanent.

As reported by The Wall Street Journal, the “Biden administration plans to end its use of Title 42, a Trump-era pandemic border policy that allows the government to immediately turn away migrants at the southern border, by the end of May.”

In response to the news, Manchin told reporters, “I think they should reconsider. I sent a letter, I’m against removing Title 42.”

“If anything we should be looking at permanency on Title 42,” he said. “Maybe that would spur us to get a good immigration policy that works for Americans and secure our borders — the borders have to be secure.”

Manchin called for Title 42 to be extended in a letter to CDC Director Rochelle Walensky earlier this week.

Manchin wrote in the letter, “In Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, encounters with migrants reached an all-time high of 1.7 million people. That is four times higher than the 400,000 encounters reported the previous year, and we are on pace to set a new record again this year. Through the first five months of FY22, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reports that Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has experienced more than 838,000 migrant encounters. Unfortunately, due to annual migration patterns, those numbers are only expected to increase during the upcoming spring and summer months.”

“The current Order under Title 42 suspending the right to introduce certain persons into the United States has been an important tool in combatting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. With encounters along our southern border surging and the highly-transmissible Omicron BA.2 subvariant emerging as the dominate strain in the United States, now is not the time to throw caution to the wind. I urge you to again renew this commonsense policy that has been in effect—under both Republican and Democratic Administrations—since March 2020,” he continued.

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  1. John

    April 2, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    those in office know dam what is going on and are not acting to halt the issue. We need every state willing to participate to end the flow of illegals into their state. They allow biden and his losers to bus them in instead of making sure those buses never unload in their state. Florida can do it so can the rest. Biden is breaking laws and failing to protect us yet it is allowed to continue. We really need to get put and vote in all new people who have a set of balls and won’t take shit from anyone. We need every voter to stop being laid back and begin making calls to their reps to end this shit. Enough talk. Act or lets get the people in this country to do the job.

  2. Debbie Tullis

    April 5, 2022 at 10:08 am

    Good for you Senator Manchin someone in the democractic party that has common sense and knows what bidens administration is doing is wrong now other elected democrat officials need to stand by Senator Manchins request and not let title 42 be washed down the toilet the American people are getting sick and tired of this no brain idiot ruining this country and getting rich off the backs of the American people we have had enough time to impeach biden harris pelosi shummer schiff ocasio and her trader squad and any others who want to commit treason against this country they all need to be put in gitmo and serve a life sentence it is time for our elected officials to do their job or get out of our government and put elected officials in that love this country and will fight for what is right for our country and the American people God Bless America

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