The program, initially established in 2012 under the Obama administration, allows illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to defer deportation for two years and to renew the deferral, as well as to receive work permits. DACA recipients are not granted a path to citizenship.
While Title 42, a public health policy that many see as the only thing stopping massive numbers of migrants from attempting to cross the southern border, is expected to expire in May, President Biden is now feeling pressure from his own party to keep the policy in place. Of course, Democrats' opposition to the policy probably has more to do with their vulnerable status in the upcoming midterms rather than a desire for stronger border security:
While the move to end Title 42 has certainly sparked backlash from Republicans who support hard-line immigration policies, a great deal of Democrats, several who are up for re-election or seeking other positions, are also expressing concern over its planned removal as conditions at the southern border continue to deteriorate.Read more
On Monday, the attorneys general from Arizona, Louisiana, and Missouri announced that they would be filing a suit challenging the expiration of Title 42, a public health order that allows the federal government to expedite the removal of migrants. Fox News reported:
The Republican states’ lawsuit argues that the Biden administration’s ending of Title 42 is not only bad policy, but is in breach of the notice-and-comment requirements set out in the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and is "arbitrary and capricious" -- grounds under which other immigration policies have been struck down. A CDC spokesperson told Fox News that it does not comment on pending litigation.Read more
After months of requests from Republicans, the Senate Judiciary Committee finally held an oversight hearing with Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas regarding the current crisis on the U.S.-Mexico Border.
FINALLY after months & multiple requests to Chair Durbin we are getting a Dept of homeland security oversight hrg 2day Each day we see thousands of ppl wading across the Rio Grande coming to America which is ILLEGAL This wouldn’t be happening if Pres Biden was enforcing our laws— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) November 16, 2021
Senate Judiciary Republicans led by Chuck Grassley are calling on Chairman Dick Durbin to call a hearing on President Joe Biden's worsening border crisis:
Biden's Border Crisis has reached an all-time high. To add to the chaos, Axios reported earlier this week that the Biden Administration has released 50,000 people who crossed the southern border illegally without giving them a court date. Unsurprisingly, only 13% of them have reported to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office like they were directed to.Read more