Owens Advocates for Title 42

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) co-signed a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas requesting information on how DHS plans to secure the border in light of lifting Title 42 expulsion authorities.

“Terminating Title 42 will extend the crisis at our southern border – not stop it,” said Rep. Owens. “The Biden Administration’s open border policies are responsible for creating the historic national security, humanitarian, and health crisis at our southern border, fueling illegal immigration and enriching criminals like human traffickers and drug smugglers. Now is the time to work together to secure our border, support law enforcement, and ensure the safety of American communities.”

Since its implementation in March 2020, DHS has expelled more than 1.7 million migrants under Title 42, and just last month over 55 percent of migrants encountered along the southwest border were expelled. It has been reported that DHS is preparing to encounter upwards of 18,000 migrants crossing per day. Additionally, reports indicate that between 30,000 and 60,000 migrants are already waiting in Mexico to cross.

The full letter is available here.


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