For more than three years, the Biden and Trump administrations have relied on an obscure public health law to manage illegal crossings at the southern border. That measure, whose legal justification was as flimsy as its health utility, did little or nothing to impede the pandemic — its stated purpose — but plenty to accelerate the expulsion of well over 2 million migrants, most of them Mexican and Central American. It is to be lifted just before midnight Thursday, a move expected to accelerate a fresh surge of unauthorized border-crossing, at least in the short term.

The Biden administration’s overall immigration policy has been waffling and contradictory, but the overdue lifting of the public health measure issued under Title 42 has forced a reckoning. In preparation for the expected fresh tide of migrants seeking entry to the country — some forecasts suggest thousands more will attempt to cross the border each day, on top of the 6,000-to-8,000 daily tally of recent months — officials have forged some clearer-eyed policies, although at least one is likely to face legal scrutiny.

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Terence Y

The Washington (Amazon) Post in yet another brazen attempt to cover for Biden and complicit Dems America Last policies… Sorry, Amazon Post, but Biden and his border Czar Harris’s failed policies are just that, no matter how you slice it… failed. But the silver lining (costing much more silver) – more of these “immigrants” are being shipped to Democrat-controlled cities, potentially replacing American citizens abandoning those cities.

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