Fox News reported last week that the Biden administration is planning to end Title 42, the Trump-era rule under which illegal migrants can be swiftly removed after being caught at the border.
Former Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is among those condemning the decision, warning that it will lead to a “catastrophe.”
Wolf made the prediction on Monday during an interview with Fox News’ America Reports. He predicted that Americans are about to face an influx of dangerous criminals.
“Empowering the cartels”
“Not only do you have a number of individuals coming to the border every day, and you have to be releasing them into the country, so much more than we currently have seen,” Wolf told host John Roberts.
“But you also have a surge that’s going to come behind that because the cartels, the smugglers, and the traffickers know they can get their commodity, a human being, across the border, and they will stay here in the United States,” he continued.
“That’s what folks are paying for,” the former Trump administration official explained. “So when you have this, and then you have the Biden administration announcing this, almost six weeks early, I don’t understand the logic there.”
“They are giving a road map to the folks that want to come across illegally and helping the cartels and empowering the cartels to take certain action and giving them a six-week head start to do so, it’s baffling.”
Red states sue over Title 42
Fox News also reported on Monday that the Republican attorneys general of Arizona, Louisiana, and Missouri have filed a lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s ending of Title 42.
“This suit challenges an imminent, man-made, self-inflicted calamity: the abrupt elimination of the only safety valve preventing this administration’s disastrous border policies from devolving into an unmitigated catastrophe,” their complaint stated.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich told Fox & Friends that revoking Title 42 will massively harm the United States.
“We want to stop the Biden administration from rescinding Title 42 because it may be one of the most boneheaded decisions of this administration, and they have done a lot of dumb things,” he declared.
“I’m doing everything I can to hold the Biden administration accountable and stop them from destroying our southern border.”