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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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SCOTUS Rules Federal Courts Do Not Have Power To Decide If Illegals Will Be Deported

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On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that federal courts do not have the jurisdiction to decide whether noncitizens will be deported or allowed to stay in the country.

The case involved a couple from India — Pankajkumar Patel and his wife, Jyotsnaben, — who illegally entered the United States in the 1990s. They applied for “adjustment of status,” which would have made them both lawful permanent residents. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) denied their request after finding out that Patel intentionally falsely claimed he was a United States citizen in a Georgia driver’s license application.

Justice Amy Coney Barrett wrote the majority opinion for The Court and Justice Neil Gorsuch joining the three leftist justices in dissent.

“Congress has comprehensively detailed the rules by which noncitizens may enter and live in the United States. When noncitizens violate those rules, Congress has provided procedures for their removal,” Barrett wrote. “At the same time, there is room for mercy: Congress has given the Attorney General power to grant relief from removal in certain circumstances.”

“Federal courts have a very limited role to play in this process,” Barrett continued. “With an exception for legal and constitutional questions, Congress has barred judicial review of the Attorney General’s decisions denying discretionary relief from removal. We must decide how far this bar extends—specifically, whether it precludes judicial review of factual findings that underlie a denial of relief. It does.”

The Court ruled that “Federal courts lack jurisdiction to review facts found as part of discretionary-relief proceedings.”

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Texas AG Sues To Block Biden DHS Rule On Asylum Seekers At Border

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

As the border crisis continues, Texas is seeking to permanently block a new Biden administration rule that allows asylum seekers to avoid deportation at the border.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed the lawsuit on Thursday, requesting the rule be blocked and be declared unconstitutional.

“The last thing TX needs is Biden to make it easy for aliens to break into USA through false claims,” Paxton wrote in a tweet, along with a Fox News article obtaining the lawsuit. “We know what’ll happen when the rule goes into effect: new waves of illegals claiming ‘asylum.’ I’m suing to stop it.”

“Unsatisfied with releasing over 836,225 illegal aliens into the United States within fifteen months—not counting the number of unaccompanied alien children released separately, and aliens who have evaded apprehension—on March 29, 2022, the Defendants promulgated an Interim Final Rule to release even more illegal aliens into our country,” the lawsuit states. “The Interim Rule violates the Administrative Procedure Act (‘APA’), the Homeland Security Act, and the Immigration and Nationality Act (‘INA’), and it violates the Appointments Clause in Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution.”

“The State of Texas respectfully requests that this Court issue declaratory, preliminary, and permanent injunctive relief,” the lawsuit adds.

The news comes the same day that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) that he did not know if some of the 42 illegal immigrants on the terrorism watch list that were in the custody of border officials had been released into the United States.

“Have any of the 42 illegal migrants on the terrorist watch list or no-fly list encountered on our southwest border been released into the United States?” Jordan asked.

“I will provide that data to you with respect to the disposition of each one,” Mayorkas responded. “I do not know the answer to your question.”

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