Fox News reported last week that the Biden administration is planning to end Title 42, a Trump-era policy that allows for the quick removal of illegal migrants.
Now, even some Democrats say the evidence suggests America will be exposed to an influx in illegal border jumpers that the Biden administration has no hope of controlling.
According to the network, Title 42 was introduced by former President Donald Trump as part of an effort to control the spread of COVID-19.
However, it quoted a statement issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as saying that “an Order suspending the right to introduce migrants into the United States is no longer necessary.”
Fox News noted on Sunday that even some Democrats are alarmed by the move. Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly (D) has accused the Biden administration of ending Title 42 “without a plan” to deal with the consequences.
It added that West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) has also expressed unease, quoting him as calling the decision “frightening,” and saying it’s something the administration should “reconsider.”
Biden admin “wish casting”
Meanwhile, Fox News reported that the issue was raised this weekend by Cook Political Report editor Amy Walter during an appearance on NBC News’ Meet the Press.
Walter told host Chuck Todd that the Biden administration’s decision to end Title 42 was emblematic of how it fails to handle pressing challenges.
“It becomes an issue, as I said, much more about, is the administration prepared to deal with the problems that go on their plate,” Walter remarked.
“It just seems so often with the administration thus far, it is much more about wish casting than it is preparation,” the journalist continued.
“Wish casting about inflation, right, it’s going to be transitory. Wish casting that we’re going to get Manchin, we’re going to get Sinema, they’re going to come around eventually.”
NBC News reported in February that a poll commissioned by the immigrant advocacy group NILC Immigrant Justice Fund found that 66% of likely midterm voters disapprove of how the president has handled matters related to immigration.