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From President Donald J. Trump:

The Biden administration has painted itself into a corner on border policy, whittling its options down to either re-implementing Trump-era asylum restrictions unpopular with immigrant advocates, or moving forward with a plan to lift those restrictions against the wishes of its most vulnerable Senate allies.

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Many vulnerable Senate Democrats are openly criticizing the administration for ending Title 42, a Trump-era border management policy that stripped migrants of their right to claim asylum under the guise of pandemic public health protections.

The policy is due to end May 23, and while the Biden administration says it is logistically preparing for a surge in migration, the absence of clear White House messaging has Democrats going rogue ahead of the November midterms.

Some Senate Democrats, led by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.), earlier this month joined forces with a Republican group led by Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) that would codify the Title 42 policy, tying its continued implementation to other nationwide COVID-19 prevention measures.

Read the full article by Rafael Bernal and Rebecca Beitsch with the Hill here.

Author: Press Release

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