President Joe Biden is soon expected to lift Title 42, a federal immigration clause invoked by former President Donald Trump which allows the U.S. government to deport illegal border crossers due to a public health emergency.
In preparation for Title 42’s expiration, which is expected to instigate a surge of migrants entering the nation’s interior, Fox Business reports that the Biden administration is considering redirecting Veterans Affairs (VA) personnel to the southern border in an effort to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to illegal aliens.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) data, 55% of total encounters at the southern border in February were processed for expulsion under Title 42. Data also shows that the United States will soon hit 1 million illegal border crossings in just the first half of this fiscal year, which began in October 2021.
During a Tuesday speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) took the Biden administration to task over its reported plans and the president’s handling of the border crisis.
Moore, a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, asserted that Biden’s Title 42 reversal would serve to exacerbate the issue.
Biden is reportedly considering redirecting VA medical personnel to the border to treat illegal immigrants – including vaccinated them – robbing much-needed medical care from our veterans!
This is OUTRAGEOUS.
— Rep. Barry Moore (@RepBarryMoore) April 5, 2022
“President Biden is planning to lift President Trump’s successful Title 42, a tragic decision that will endanger every American’s safety,” declared Moore. “But recent reporting further exposes the devastating consequences of President Biden doubling down on his far-left, open-border agenda. Not only will Biden’s reversal welcome in countless new illegal immigrants, but Biden wants Americans to pay to vaccinate them!”
Moore went on to decry the Biden administration’s reported plan to redirect VA personnel to the border to carry out its goal of vaccinating foreign nationals against COVID-19.
“But it gets worse. According to this report, the Biden administration is even considering pulling medical personnel from Department of Veterans Administration to assist at the border, taking much-needed medical care away from our veterans,” added the congressman. “Our very own veterans! I ran for office because our veterans are not receiving the care they’ve earned. That’s why I asked to serve on the Veterans Affairs Committee.”
Moore concluded, “These reports should outrage every patriotic American, regardless of party — Republican or Democrat. We must never prioritize foreign citizens illegally entering our country over our very own veterans.”
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL