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Dem Lawmakers Join Republicans In Call To Extend Border Policy

  • Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is joining his colleagues from Texas in asking President Joe Biden to extend an order that will prohibit illegal immigrants from crossing over the southern border.
  • Under Title 42, immigrants, typically from Mexico and Central American countries, are released usually within 24 to 48 hours after screening. A federal judge overturned the policy on Nov. 15.
  • Manchin, along with Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Tony Gonzales (R-TX), sent a letter to Biden on Tuesday stating that five weeks (from Nov. 15 to Dec. 20) is “completely inadequate” to prepare for an influx of immigrants, especially those with invalid claims of asylum or relief.
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