Dem-Run Border City To Declare State Of Emergency Ahead Of Trump-Era Policy’s End

  • The Democratic-run border city of El Paso, Texas, will declare a state of emergency Monday in anticipation of the end of a major Trump-era migrant expulsion order, known as Title 42, the city’s mayor announced at a press conference Sunday.
  • Democratic El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser said the city needs to ensure it has the resources for shelters, housing and staffing to help address a surge of migrants that are expected to come. Title 42, which was implemented during the pandemic as a public health order enabling the expulsion of certain illegal immigrants, is set to end May 11; the policy’s end is expected to result in a significant increase in illegal immigration at the southern border.
  • “We’re getting prepared now for what we call the unknown,” Leeser said. “And the unknown is what will happen after May 11.”
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