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GOP congressional delegation: Border crisis to worsen

A Trump-era pandemic policy to turn back migrants at the southern border is set to expire, and Republicans continue to sound the alarm on how that will worsen the border crisis.

Since President Biden signed an end to the COVID emergency declaration, Title 42 is ending Thursday.

According to several reports, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents are already being overwhelmed by an influx of migrants and are unprepared for the change.

Members of the Alabama Republican Congressional delegation are blaming the Biden administration for the worsening crisis.

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer said the “Biden administration allowed this to happen.”

Palmer also said Biden is trying to fix the problem his administration created in the first place.

Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) said this “is a problem entirely of President Biden’s making.”

The Republicans in the House plan to bring the “Secure the Border Act of 2023” to the floor soon for a vote. The plan calls for hiring more border patrol agents and mandates the completion of the border wall. The White House has already threatened to veto the measure.

Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) highlighted the bill as a way to help fix the current crisis.

“[House GOP] is bringing legislation to the floor this week to force the Biden Administration to restart construction of the border wall and end this,” Carl said on Twitter.

Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) said the Biden administration is totally unprepared to deal with the growing numbers of illegal immigrants that will show up at the border after Thursday.

“Title 42 hasn’t even ended, and we are already seeing migrants flood across our southern border in the highest daily average EVER recorded,” Moore said on Twitter. “What happens May 11?”

He also said Biden’s plan is to just “release thousands of illegal immigrants at random locations in border communities.”

Yaffee is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts “The Yaffee Program” weekdays 9-11 a.m. on WVNN. You can follow him on Twitter @Yaffee

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